Ranking Boxing's 17 Divisions: Top Fighters, Report Cards, and Predictions

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Ranking Boxing's 17 Divisions: Top Fighters, Report Cards, and Predictions
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2010 has been a slow year for boxing, but a number of big, long-awaited fights are going to end the year with a bang.  Some of the exciting fights still in store for 2010: Williams vs. Martinez II, Ward vs. Dirrell, Rafa Marquez vs. Juan Manuel Lopez, Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Michael Katsidis, Froch vs. Abraham, Pascal vs. Hopkins, and Pacquiao vs. Margarito. 

Early 2011 will bring more great action: Timothy Bradley vs. Devon Alexander in January, Tomasz Adamek vs. Vitali Klitschko early in the year, and a number of long-awaited fights that are destined to happen sooner or later.

So people who are trying to write boxing off are missing part of the story - there are some weight divisions just oozing with talent and excitement, and people will soon realize that boxing is undergoing a popular resurgence. 

Which divisions and rivalries will define boxing in the the coming years?  Read on to see descriptions and report cards for each of boxing's 17 weight classes.

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