Boxing Power Rankings: The Top 10 Fights to Bring Boxing Back

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Boxing Power Rankings: The Top 10 Fights to Bring Boxing Back

As a die-hard boxing fan, nothing has to be "brought" back to the sport of boxing for me.

Unlike many, who have been turned off by the once challenger to the national pastime, boxing still holds a very fond place in my heart and a constant place in my daily routine.

Visits to ESPN.com/boxing and of course Bleacher Report's boxing section are a frequent part of my day. My idea of a good Saturday night consists of some Buffalo Wild Wings, a few friends, Bob Papa and some HBO Boxing After Dark.

But, excluding myself and the few others out there aroused by the scintillating matchup of Adrien Broner vs. Jason Litzau, boxing has lost its appeal and relevance in the sporting universe.

Lacking the consistently intriguing duels, which seemed to be the norm in years past, the sport has struggled to maintain a loyal, week-to-week fan base.

Match-making issues and a slew of retiring super-stars hasn't helped matters as the pressure on one or two "Mega-Fights" per year have been placed with the daunting task of carrying the calender year and "bringing boxing back."

If boxing is to once again gain solid footing in sporting world, it must borrow a page from the book of the new popular form of pugilism, the Ultimate Fighting Championship or better known as the UFC. 

What the UFC has done, which boxing has failed to do over the course of the past decade, is consistently provide interesting and intriguing matchups.

This is not to say every fight will be a Mayweather vs Pacquiao Armegeddon, but that on a more consistent basis, fans will be presented with a fight that will provide measured impact on the boxing spectrum.

With this goal in mind, here are 10 fights that can bring boxing back. 

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