Anyone Else Really Excited about how this year is shaping up for Boxing?

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  1. XThe GreatestX Black Belt

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    So this year so far we have had
    Thurman vs Garcia
    Frampton vs Cruz II
    GGG vs Jacobs
    Klits vs Joshua- Edit: Amazing Fight.
    Canelo vs JCC Jr- A major event.
    Kov- Ward II- Great fight.
    Floyd-Conor- Joke of a fight but was fun to watch and a big buy rate
    Crolla vs Linares II- Another exciting fight: Linares won clean
    Miguel Cotto vs Kamiega. Cotto looked great
    Charlo looked good in his MW debut
    Eroll Spence Jr vs Kell Brock for the IBF Welterweight Title: Nice Fight
    Shawn Porter vs Andre Berto: Nice Fight
    Bradley has retired. Great career
    Mikey Garcia vs Adrien Broner- Decent Fight
    Gonzlez vs Sri 1/2- End of Chocolatito. Great career. Brutal ending to it though...Sri is the new king
    Estrada-Cuadras- Great fight. Super entertaining. Could watch them fight 10 times



    Coming up we have
    MAJOR FIGHTS

    Canelo-GGG!!!!- Major Event

    Joshua-Pulev- Big event for me. I think Joshua has all the tools to be a superstar in America

    Wilder-Ortiz!!! Should be wild

    Lomachenko-Rigo- Holy fuck this is gonna be great.

    Appears a Bellew-Haye rematch is gonna happen. Will be a big event

    Terry Flanagan is 33-0 vs Felix Verdejo 23-0. GONNA BE A GREAT FIGHT WHEN IT HAPPENS. Verdejo could be the next man in boxing


    ON TOP OF THAT

    AT HW
    Hughie Fury vs Joseph Parker for the WBO Belt: Finally happening
    Deontay Wilder is going to be defending again this year.
    Luis Ortiz, Dillian Whyte, Bermain Stiverene and Kubrat Pulev are all in the mix

    Edit:
    Wilder-Ortiz!!! Should be wild
    Joshua-Pulev
    Appears Dilllian Whyte is gonna fight on Oct 28th

    CW

    World Boxing Series
    Usyk
    Briedis
    Perez
    Gassiev
    Wlodarczyk
    Dorticos
    Kudryashov

    Not bad at all. Should be fun. Huck it appears is done. Good fighter for a lot of years.

    SMW
    Groves vs Eubank Jr in the WBS appears like it will happen. But Grooves must get passed 23-0 Jamie Cox
    Callum Smith is also in WBS. Could be on a collision course with the other two.
    Gilberto Ramirez vs Jesse Hart Sept 22. Both undefeated


    At MW
    We have a sort of four kings thing forming with
    Canelo
    GGG
    Lemeiux
    Jacobs
    I imagine we get some combo of the four by the end of the year.
    with BJS, Andy Lee, Eubank Jr, and N'Dam looking also in the divison

    Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam vs Ryota Murata- Oct
    Billy Joe Saunders vs Willie Monroe Jr- Sept 16th

    My opinion: Why not do Andy Lee vs David Lemeiux?


    At JMW
    Lara is the man
    But their is great prospects in the divison
    Demtrius Andrade, Jermell Charlo, J-Rock, Harley, Lubin.
    Could be an interesting divison this year.
    Edit:
    2 Solid fights in October
    Jarett Hurd vs Austin Trout
    Jermell Charlo vs Erickson Lubin

    Lara vs Gausha Oct 14th
    Demetrius Andrade has expressed interest in fighting Lara next!


    At WW
    We had two great matchups in
    Spence-Brook
    Porter-Berto

    Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman just had their fight. i would imagine both fight by the end of the year. I assume Thurman wants the winner of Spence-Brook. Maybe Garcia can get the loser

    We also have Jessie Vargas, Luis Collazo and Felix Diaz circling the divison looking for fights.

    Edit
    Spence will make first defense in Dec or Jan
    Khan and Brook throwing jab at each other still. I dunno whats gonna happen there
    Pac and Horn it appears the rematch is on hold but I think it will happen next year

    Vargas vs Horn a possibility for Dec

    SLW
    Linares- Campbell- Sept 23

    LW
    Linares- Campbell- Sept 23
    Robert Easter Jr is up and coming
    Terry Flanagan is 33-0 vs Felix Verdejo 23-0. GONNA BE A GREAT FIGHT WHEN IT HAPPENS


    JLW
    Lomo vs Sosa

    Lomo, Miura, Salido, Vargas, Gervonta, Berchelt and Corrales. all in the same divison
    I imagine we get some combo of the 7 at some point in the year. Very exciting division.

    Lomo vs Rigo
    Mirua retires
    Gervonta just fought on the may-mac undercard
    I imagine Corrales and Castellanos are gonna rematch
    Possible Vargas-Berchelt rematch

    Super Flyweight

    Roman Gonzalez has gone down for the count. Great career.
    New Kingpin in Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
    Juan Estrada is gonna fight him next
    Carlos Cuadras looked great in defeat. Still in the mix

    Inoue is a fucking monster and well will see what is next for him.

    On top of all that

    It appears the Terrence Crawford is going to be making the move to WW, which is where he is going to be really making his legacy. Lets see what happens

    Adonis Stevenson vs Eledier Alvarez should happen this year: looks like itll happen

    Diego De La Hoya is fighting on Sept 16th? I guess I should start paying attention to him?

    It looks like Mares and Cruz are on the same card, so I imagine they fight again after.

    Kov I believe is gonna fight again in Nov

    What is Andre Ward's next move?




    I think its going to be a great year
     
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    Absolutely. It's been a damn good year so far, and it's still looking up. Until Ward/Kov II is announced, Spence/Brook has my interest the most. I'm interested in the outcome of Joshua/Klitschko, too.
     
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  3. cocksure Red Belt

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    Well, since you put it like that, yep its looking pretty damn good.
     
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  4. The Can Opener Brown Belt

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    Some great matches for sure but Pac/Khan? That is a foregone conclusion. Dude has a pinata for a chin and Pacman wants those candy dots.
     
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    I think after "on top of all that" it goes south but yeah, good stuff so far. I can't really get excited about Broner and Garcia fighting tomato cans.
     
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  6. Marc A 2017 is my year

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    Absolutely! This year feels like a break out year for boxing when all is said and done a new superstar will emerge
     
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  7. guard_passer Double Yellow Card

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    u forgot Floyd vs mcgregor
     
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  8. The Can Opener Brown Belt

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    Because that's not boxing. More akin to Rocky versus Hulk Hogan.
     
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  9. guard_passer Double Yellow Card

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    but its asanctioned professional boxing match
     
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  10. The Can Opener Brown Belt

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    I wasn't aware that the possible fight was already signed and sanctioned by a legitimate boxing organization.

    So which sanctioned organization approved the fight? What are the weight limits? Will there be random drug testing?
     
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  11. guard_passer Double Yellow Card

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    sig bet over whether or not the fight happens this year?
     
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  12. The Can Opener Brown Belt

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    Not going to answer the questions huh?

    Figures.
     
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  13. guard_passer Double Yellow Card

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    I don't answer sarcastic or condescending questions. Put your money where your mouth is
     
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  14. The Can Opener Brown Belt

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    No you just make shit up like saying a fight is sanctioned when it hasn't even been negotiated yet.

    None of my questions were sarcastic or condescending at all. I haven't paid any attention to any news about that fight because I don't like either fighter. So I thought maybe the deal was done and you could share the info.

    And asking someone to put their money where their mouth is for a bet that doesn't involve money makes no sense.

    Stop being fake news.
     
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    So far its been awesome.

    Only downfall is May VS Mcgregor might occur.
     
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  16. The Adder Green Belt

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    It's been a great year so far. Hoping canelo vs ggg happens too. It should after last Saturday.
     
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  17. Queen B Silver Belt

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    Funny you take this thread and then Big D posts this

     
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  18. Queen B Silver Belt

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    Some things left out in OP

    1. At 160, theres Ryota Murata is actually fighting N'Dam for the next shot at WBA title in May 20. Theres also Zurdo, Derevyanchenko, and Sulecki.

    2. Richard Schaefer super boxing tournament

    3. You forgot 126, which is the most talented weight class right now, with Santa, Frampton, Valdez, GRjr, Mares, Selby.


    The Bad

    HBO still broke. They rejected the Oscar Valdez, Zurdo, Shakur, Magdelano card and now its on PPV. Not really happy about Ward/Kovalev 2 on PPV, or Cotto on PPV

    Arum unwiling to work with Showtime means we wont see Oscar Valdez vs any of the top 126 guys.

    This is also possibly PBC's last year on the big networks. They will probably secure some fights with Bounce, FS1, etc.
     
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  19. JimGunn Red Belt

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    I'm really excited by boxing this year, so much so that my enjoyment of it has nearly caught up to that of my decade plus love for MMA. If you would have told me a year ago that I would have thought that I would never have imagined it. This is really only the second year I have been following boxing pretty closely as an adult and the first that I have been 100% engaged every weekend and keeping up with all the news and gossip. And in my opinion, not only has the first quarter been awesome but I'm looking forward to the rest of the year. So many great fights and many fun fights. It also sure doesn't hurt that 2017 has been the year of the upset so far and I've made thousands of dollars from betting on one big underdog after another winning almost every weekend.
     
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    Bump. Shit was wild today.
     
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