Taking a Look At The 4th Quarter In Boxing
The last 3 months of 2019 sure do look spicy! There’s fights I actually don’t know who will win and there’s some of the best boxers in the world fighting and I can’t wait to watch them all so let’s take a look at what fights there is, I won’t be predicting them in this article because I’ll do individual predictions closer to the time of these fights.
September 28th: Errol Spence Vs. Shawn Porter
Our first fight is Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. - a man who I think is one of the best welterweights alive along with Terence Crawford, what a fight that’d be. Shawn Porter is also another great fighter and a fight between these two should be a really exciting one.
October 5th: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Serhiy Derevyanchenko
This one is for the IBF middleweight championship and it’s going to be interesting to see who wins between Golovkin and Derevyanchenko. Golovkin is now over 40 years old but is still one of the best boxers in the world right now with his solid chin and fantastic power.
October 12th: Oleksandr Usyk Vs. Tyrone Spong
I’m so excited to see how Oleksandr Usyk performs at heavyweight, I have high expectations for the former undisputed cruiserweight champion and now he’s one weight class higher, the possibilities are endless. Tyrone Spong was a cruiserweight kickboxer and despite this being as exciting as Usyk and Takam - this will still be a great fight for Usyk but Spong is being written off, he has so much power and if he connects, it may be lights out for Usyk.
October 26th: Regis Prograis Vs. Josh Taylor
I can’t just talk about the main event here even though that is truly phenomenal and extremely hard to predict but the undercard is fantastic too. The co main event is something I didn’t see coming, Chisora Vs. Parker which is something I thought would be PPV is serving as a co main event. Ricky Burns will also fight Lee Selby which I thought would be in Scotland and I would attend it but I’m still looking forward to watching it. The card is great but we have to talk about the main event; Regis Prograis Vs. Josh Taylor. Both men can win this, Ive been to Taylor’s last 3 fights and he’s been putting on elite performances every time but Prograis is also elite level and it’s going to be a great fight.
November 7th: Naoya Inoue Vs. Nonito Donaire
I like Nonito Donaire, I’ve met him once before and he couldn’t have been nicer, I got a picture and off I went. However, he’s fighting Naoya Inoue - a bantamweight monster. This fight is going to be great but it takes place on a Thursday which isn’t ideal but it’s in Japan so I can’t say I’m surprised. Inoue has absolutely demolished the World Boxing Super Series and if he makes light work of a legend in Donaire, he may just have won the tournament in less than 10 minutes.
November 9th: KSI Vs. Logan Paul 2
I’m in the minority about this fight; I’m a fan. “It’s a mockery to the sport”, is it but? You’ve got two YouTube personalities who will be professional boxers in a most likely, sold-out Staples Centre (the same arena that Tyson Fury battled Deontay Wilder). The first fight did over 5 million buys which is insane and I do believe that more people will watch the rematch especially as it’s bigger and more people will be interested. Eddie Hearn doesn’t want Youtubers on the undercard but instead professional boxers which I can understand, if so many people is watching then why not use this event to showcase the future of matchroom? It makes so much sense and I’m really looking forward to the rematch.
December 7th: Andy Ruiz Vs. Anthony Joshua 2
I do not know who will win the rematch. On one hand, the unified heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr can retain in similar fashion possibly even quicker than the first time but on the other hand, Anthony Joshua can win the rematch and in similar fashion to how he beat Parker. It’ll be a fantastic night of boxing and I don’t even know if I can predict who wins the rematch.