5 British boxing bouts we can’t wait to see revealed
British boxing has seen a huge resurgence over the past year with the likes of Carl Froch and Anthony Joshua leading the charge alongside world champions such as Paul Butler, Carl Frampton and Kell Brook.
And the domestic scene looks set to go from strength-to-strength, with the monster success of Froch v Groves II last summer hopefully a sign of things to come.
November is another huge month for the sport with three British dust-ups to look forward to, including Tony Bellew (Evens) v Nathan Cleverly (5/6), Tyson Fury (4/11) v Dereck Chisora (9/4) and Billy Joe Saunders (8/11) v Chris Eubank Jr (11/10) all ready for battle.
In anticipation of more thrilling bouts, Oliver Yew takes a look at a series of both made and mythical fights that are sure to get British boxing fans excited.
The news that Matchroom have provisionally booked a date at Wembley Stadium for next summer got everyone talking about who could potentially fight there and fill it up.
Obviously, Carl Froch is a contender should he fight on until next summer but it is IBF Welterwieght champion Kell Brook’s potential clash against Amir Khan that already gets fight fans’ pulses racing.
As we saw from the pair’s encounter on Sky Sports boxing show Ringside a few years ago there is plenty of rivalry between the pair.
And if a shot at pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr can be secured for the winner this promises to be a huge fight for the sport in Britain.
The rise of Anthony Joshua has been one of the talking points of 2014 and with promoter Eddie Hearn already mentioning the Olympic gold medallists’ name alongside potential opponents like David Price, Tyson Fury and David Haye, it promises to be an exciting 2015 for the Watford-born heavyweight.
We’d like to see AJ, who is 5/2 to win a world title before 1st Jan 2017 with Ladbrokes, paired with any of those domestic rivals (if not all of them) as he continues his rise up the world rankings and his journey towards the Heavyweight Championship of the world.
The history between the two fighters is already there after Groves beat DeGale at the O2 back in 2011. Saint George took an extremely close points decision (115-115, 115-114, 115-114 to be exact) which left a sour taste in the mouth of DeGale, who won Olympic gold at Beijing 2008.
Amateur rivals as well as professional rivals, should both fighters pick up world titles this could be another Super Middleweight clash which could fill the national stadium.
It’s becoming difficult to keep talking about a potential fight between Super Bantamweight World Champions Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg after so much talk and little action.
But we will keep banging the drum at Ladbrokes News as this is a fight that could go down in British boxing history with pundits and fans alike split as to who they think wins this bout.
Frampton is the slight favourite at 4/6 with Ladbrokes for any potential fight with Quigg (11/8) but it’s time for all the talking to stop and for these two to finally get it on in 2015 and then we can see who is the best British fighter at this weight division.
Tommy Coyle v Luke Campbell
Ever since Matchroom promoter Hearn started putting on shows in Hull this domestic lightweight tussle has been well on the cards.
In what would be billed as the Battle of Hull, Tommy Coyle and Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell are on a collision course to meet at the KC Stadium next summer as long as they come through their respective tests on Saturday night against Michael Katsidis and Daniel Eduardo Brizuela.
If both emerge unscathed then Coyle v Campbell is sure to be a blockbuster fight you won’t want to miss!
This may not be a showdown between two British rivals but any fight involving Carl Froch is sure to be a barnstormer.
And with time running out on the Cobra’s career one final swansong against Mexican star Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would be just deserts for an astonishing career.
Seeing the Nottingham fighter’s name up in the Las Vegas lights would be the final cherry on the cake for the warrior four-time world champion and it would be a brilliant way for one of the finest super middleweights this country has ever produced to bow out.
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