The 2018 World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight division, the world’s most powerful, is expected to feature the most powerful and diverse fighters in boxing history.
But how many of them are going to win?
Here are the top five.1.
Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacqueres fight with his trainer, Tony Fazio, on February 14, 2019 in Inglewood, California.
Pacquiares loss in the final round was his only loss in his past 25 professional fights.2.
Wladimir Klitschko Wladislav Klitschkiewicz (left) fought for the WBA title against Danny Garcia on December 18, 2018 in Ingleside, California and lost in a unanimous decision.
Klitschkos last fight was a unanimous 12-round loss to Wladurislav Galich.3.
IBF heavyweight champion Carl Froch The WBO’s mandatory challenger for the IBF belt is Carl Frocha, a Polish native and former world heavyweight champion.
Froch lost a unanimous 11-round decision to Peter Andre at the end of 2018.4.
WBA welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Canelo Alvarez (left), who is undefeated in his professional career, will face Manny Pacquaio on November 17, 2020 in Las Vegas.
Alvarez won the WBO world title in his only fight in 2018.5.
WBO super welter and former IBF titleholder Oscar De La Hoya Jr. De La hoya Jr (right) won his IBF and WBO titles in 2017.
He is a former world champion and one of the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
De La Hoyas last fight in a boxing ring was a 13-round unanimous 12th round decision over Antonio De Jesus in August.6.
WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto Miguel Córdova (right), who defeated Anthony Joshua in a 13th round unanimous 12 round decision in June 2019, is scheduled to face the undefeated Oscar De la Hoya in 2019.7.
WBB middleweight titlist Timothy Bradley Timothy Bradley (right, in blue gloves) has won three of his four professional fights in a row.
He will face Juan Manuel Marquez on October 6, 2020 at Wembley Arena in London.8.
IBO light heavyweight titlist Sergio Martinez Sergio Martinez, the IBO super middleweight champ, will meet fellow champion Miguel Brito in November 2019 at Wembley Stadium in London in the third round of the IBA/WBO unification championship.9.
WMB super middle and WBA heavyweight titlists Timothy Bradley and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Timothy Bradley is scheduled for a September fight against Miguel Brita at Wembley in London, the third of his six scheduled fights in 2020.10.
WSB champion Juan Manuel “El Cucuy” Martínez Jr. Martínes son, Juan Manuel, will defend his title against Saul “El Camacho” De La Luna in November 2020 at the WBC World Boxing Championship in Manila.11.
WMC super welters champion Anthony Joshua Anthony Joshua, who is the WBF/IBO world champion, is coming off a second-round stoppage of Carlos Takam on November 6, 2018.12.
WSOF middleweight titleholder Brandon Rios Brandon Rias, who has won the vacant WSOf middleweight championship three times, will fight for the vacant vacant WBC super welcherts title against Miguel Ángel Rosado at Wembley on November 14, 2020.13.
WMA heavyweight titlet Daniel Ponce de Leon Daniel Ponelles son, Daniel, will battle former champion Miguel Óliver Ponce in the quarterfinals of the WMA/WBC heavyweight championship in Manila, Philippines.14.
WBU junior middleweight Tito Ortiz Tito Ortega Jr. will face Danny Garcia in the first round of his semi-final bout against Juan Manuel Correa on September 6, 2019.15.
WEC heavyweight titling titlist Gennady Golovkin Gennadiy Golovkins son, Gennadi, will challenge Alexander Povetkin in the semifinal of the 2018 WEC world title fight on November 3, 2019 at Arena Moscow.16.
WKO world titlist Andre Ward Andre Ward is the interim WBO light welterweights world champion after defeating Miguel Camacho in the semi-finals of their 2017 title fight.
Ward defeated Camacho by split decision in their rematch in March 2018.17.
WTA junior titlet Neneh Cherry Nenehed Cherry will face WBO junior titlist Sergey Kovalev in the semifinals of their WTA/WBA title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 20, 2019, with the winner of that fight likely to take the WTA title.18.
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