Boxing and MMA will have an attractive calendar for the coming months. After a year of great combats this 2018 is coming with a shipment of great battles for luck of the fanatics to sports of fistiana.
However, there are five crashes that threaten to steal the spotlights in the ring as well as in the octagon.
The tiebreaker between the Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin, is the most awaited by all the detractors of the red-haired Jalisco, after the tie in the first fight left the question in the air about whether or not it was benefited by the judges.
However, Alvarez cleared doubts about his resistance to the attack of which he was considered the king of 160 pounds, still remains the second episode to know if he can enter the select group of historical Mexican champions.
SUPERFLY 2 IN INGLEWOOD
One of the billboards that fulfilled the expectations last year was the so-called Superfly where the best flyweight and super flyweight of the sport came together in Los Angeles.
This February 24 the Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will rise to the ring in a title fight to show that his two successive victories over Román González were not by chance.
His new rival was another of the winners of the first edition of Superfly, the Mexican Juan Manuel “Gallo” Estrada, who beat his compatriot Carlos Cuadras on the same night in which Rungvisai won by KO to “Chocolatito”.
GARCIA SEEKS TO EMULATE TO PACQUIAO
The most prominent boxer of 2017 was by far the Mexican-American Mikey García (37-0), who started the year winning the light belt against Dejan Zlaticanin. Later, he decided to try his luck against heavier opponents such as Adrien Broner.
For February 10 in San Antonio, the Oxnard native will seek the fourth belt of his career against the IBF welterweight champion, the Russian Sergey Lipinets, in a move that would tie the record of Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.
CLASH OF TITANS
Since the game of Mike Tyson’s sport, the division of the complete had fallen into an ostracized stage.
Today, both Deontay Wilder (39-0), WBC champion, and Anthony Joshua (20-0), monarch of the FIB, have turned the territory of the heavy again into a space for great fighting.
That is why a fight between the two would clear doubts about who is the best of the two at present. The mutual challenges have come during 2017, and everything points to the duel between these two giants arriving in the second half of 2018.
THE RETURN OF ‘THE NOTORIOUS’
Interestingly, the most wanted rival for all fighters has been in recent months the UFC star, Conor McGregor, who climbed into the ring in August to force the return of Floyd Mayweather. Despite his defeat by TKO in the tenth round he is still the most entertaining combat sports athlete of the moment.
His return for 2018 is looking complicated in the sport because in the UFC the Mexican American Tony “Cucuy” Ferguson (interim champion) is waiting for a unification of belts.
Also the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0) threatens to take him to Russia to an event that could well mark the large income of MMA to that country.
As if that were not enough, there is also much talk of a potential fight against the Canadian George St-Pierre, in the most important welterweight fight in history.