Sleepers

Posted: August 27, 2014 in Personal Thoughts

Yes, 2013 was the best year in boxing in the last 25 years.  Yes, 2014 is proving to be on a similar path.  With divisions such as junior welterweight, welterweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight absolutely loaded with talent… 2014 should be just as exciting as 2013.  There are plenty of fighters to really keep an eye on.  The obvious being the  pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev, and Danny Garcia.

Now here are a couple of sleepers to really keep an eye on:

#3 – Deonte Wilder:  This guy is an absolute wrecking ball.  There has been tons of criticism about the undefeated heavyweight.  He fights bums, would be the main call out of his resume.  I call it, putting him in the right situation until his team believes he is ready for the big time.  And boy do i believe it.  Wilder is ready.  He is 32 – 0 with 32 KO’s.  I don’t care who you are fighting, thats impressive!  He will go on to beat Bermane Stiverne by knockout.  And after that, if the stars finally align, he will finally go past 4 rounds and defeat Wladimir Klitschko also by KO, to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.  This is hands down the most exciting heavyweight in years, and I really do believe he will be the best in the horrible division.

#2 – Chris Algieri:  After outboxing and outclassing the Siberian Rocky Ruslan Provodnikov, with one good eye I might add, Algieri is headed towards the big stage.  He will no doubt lose to Manny Pacquiao, but he will go the distance, which will make his non believers open their eyes.  The kid knows how to box.  He knows the sport.  His only flaw is that he has no power.  More big fights after this one for Chris.

#1 – Lucas Matthysse:  In my opinion, still the man to beat at 140 pounds after the recent streak of Danny Garcia.  I still wonder if Garcia would have beat Matthysse, if his eye didn’t close up.  Lucas is on a comeback tear, and will continue to be until, hopefully, he gets his rematch against Garcia.  Which of course he will win.  Arguably the fight of the year so far, when he defeated John Molina.  Mattysse will continue to carve through the junior welterweight division until he is back on top (and not only in my eyes).

Matthysse VS Molina Highlights ==>   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S07_qQ8UUc0

-David

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