It's safe to say that boxing absolutely annihilated MMA in 2017, but I feel that MMA has a chance to make it close in 2018's bid for #1 combat sport. Both have some pretty good fights lined up and potentially taking place this year: BOXING Confirmed fights so far: Errol Spence vs Lamont Peterson Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz Danny Garcia vs Brandon Rios Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker -- extremely likely, purse split already agreed upon. Chris Eubank Jr. vs George Groves Potential fights: Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua --- Undisputed HW championship Canelo vs GGG 2 --- Highly likely Errol Spence vs Terence Crawford Terence Crawford vs Jeff Horn Keith Thurman vs Jessie Vargas Keith Thurman vs Shawn Porter 2 Danny Jacobs vs Billy Joe Saunders GGG vs Jermall Charlo if he beats Canelo --- mandated by WBC. Canelo likely to drop the belt if he beats GGG. Amir Khan vs Adrien Broner Vasyl Lomachenko vs Mikey Garcia Tyson Fury vs some bum Tyson Fury vs winner of AJ/Wilder MMA Confirmed fights so far: Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic Daniel Cormier vs Volkan Oezdemir Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar Potential fights: Khabib vs Tony Ferguson Conor McGregor vs Khabib/Tony winner Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 3 Woodley vs Covington/RDA TJ Dillashaw vs Demetrious Johnson GSP vs someone Cyborg vs Nunes Verdict: Boxing will probably have a better 2018 than MMA. I don't consider trashy MMA organizations like Bellator as capable of producing elite/big fights, so I opted out of mentioning their rosters entirely. I think boxing has a much better outlook than MMA for 2018 but the margin isn't going to be as embarrassingly wide as it was in 2017.