Who's Hot and Who's Not in Boxing?

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Who's Hot and Who's Not in Boxing?
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When it comes time to draw up lists of the hottest fighters, most of the names are obvious. Lucas Matthysse is coming off a brutal TKO of world champion Lamont Peterson. The junior welterweight is one of the most enthusiastically talked about fighters in the sport.

Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez will spend the summer promoting one of the biggest pay-per-view events of recent years. That's as hot as you can get in boxing.

I won't be discussing them, or other usual suspects, such as Guillermo Rigondeaux or Gennady Golovkin. This is a stock-watch list for fighters who are on the rise, but not yet at the very top of the sport.

These are fighters who have recently won big fights in an impressive manner, putting them in position for major opportunities.

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