As the heavyweight division prepares for a furious finish to wrap up the year, Deontay Wilder finds himself across the ring against a dangerous, yet familiar foe in Luis Ortiz. Though Wilder remains a significant favorite to repeat his 2018 win, there are plenty of subplots and nuances this time around, and bettors should watch out for what might come next.
The World Boxing Super Series comes to a close on Thursday, November 7 in Saitama, Japan as bantamweight king Naoya Inoue faces off against the legendary Nonito Donaire. It’s guile vs. grit in a main event that is sure to produce plenty of fireworks.
Everyone has an opinion when it comes to deciding who were the greatest fighters of all time, and while every era has had its standout group, only a select few are true all-time greats. Whether it was an impeccable skill set, a long career defined by big wins or being the torchbearer of the sport, these fighters will forever be considered among the best ever. These are the top five pound-for-pound fighters of the modern era.
Heavyweight fever is finally coming back to boxing as we are entering a new great era of competition, but whoever is the last man standing will still have a ways to go before they are remembered as one of the greatest that ever did it. Here are the five greatest heavyweights of the modern era.
In one of the most intriguing fights of the year, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez looks to win a title in a fourth weight class to further cement his status as one of the best fighters in the sport. This will be no small task as he faces an aging, but dangerous light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev who will do anything to spoil Canelo’s coronation.
Gennadiy Golovkin will make his return to the ring against Sergei Derevyanchenko with the hope he can regain a portion of the middleweight title.
Errol Spence Jr. continues his march towards pound-for-pound supremacy as he faces off against the dangerous Shawn Porter on Saturday, September 28. This clash between two of the best Welterweights in the world tops a stacked card out of the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Who is Otto Wallin? Boxing fans will get the answer to the question many have asked since he was initially announced as Tyson Fury’s opponent this weekend. As Fury looks to get one last fight in before a massive showdown with Deontay Wilder, Wallin hopes to spring an upset for the ages.
The mythical run of Vasyl Lomachenko continues this weekend, as he attempts to add the WBC lightweight title to his collection at the expense of Luke Campbell. Their clash will take place Saturday at the O2 Arena in London as an ESPN+ main event.
It was so nice they had to do it twice. Heavyweight kingpin Deontay Wilder faces off against the Cuban powerhouse Luis Ortiz in a rematch of their 2018 barnburner. Will Wilder secure another shot at Tyson Fury, or can Ortiz stake his claim as the main man in the division?