Dream Boxing Matches That Will Never Become Reality

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Dream Boxing Matches That Will Never Become Reality
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Politics too often play a factor and are an obstacle to making great fights that fans really want to see.

Whenever big potential fights fall through the cracks—such as Gennady Golovkin vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. recently—I often find myself wishing that boxing had a similar structure to the UFC, but that level of organization and matchmaking ability will never happen in boxing with as many cooks in the kitchen so to speak.

Sanctioning bodies ordering champions to fight mandatory title defenses against undeserving opponents, promoters refusing to work together and exclusive television-network contracts are all frequent reasons why big fights don't happen.

Worst of all of course is when boxers just decide to dodge a tough opponent at all costs.

When most of the elite boxers only fight twice a year, it doesn't take much to prevent great potential matches.

The five potential bouts on the following slides are likely never to happen. They'd all be great fights, but obstacles like what I mentioned above stand in the way. I would make each of these matches within the next calendar year if given the authority in a dream scenario.

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