With every era of boxing, a handful of fights never get made, despite the spectating outcry. For whatever reason, sometimes meaningful and lucrative fights just never come together.
Many wonder how Riddick Bowe might have fared against Lennox Lewis, or even Mike Tyson, in the early 90's.
After the passing of Edwin Valero, we will never know how he would have stacked against the best of his size.
And, even though we saw a rematch, one can only guess what could have happened if Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins had met again somewhere near their primes.
We are currently seeing the possibility of the biggest fight in the sport not ever happening with the turbulent negotiations between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. However, I do believe that fight will be made; there is just too much money in it to be ignored.
Here is a list of five contemporary boxing matches that I don't believe will be made but should. While they might not all be pivotal matches in the sport, it will be a shame to never see them.