Five big boxing fights fans want to happen in 2020

Ringside 23/04/2020
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

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Boxing fans could be in for a treat over the next year, with the sport littered with some potentially blockbusting match-ups.

While it is sometimes tough to get all the different parties to align, that factor doesn’t stop fans dreaming of seeing the sport’s top stars go toe-to-toe.

Read on as we look at five big boxing fights we would like to see made over the coming months.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

There has been plenty of talk of Fury facing Deontay Wilder for the third time, but the contest most fans want to see is a heavyweight title unification fight with Anthony Joshua.

Fury was heavily bet on his return meeting with Wilder earlier this year and dominated the bout to win by TKO in the seventh round.

The Gypsy King has nothing to prove by facing Wilder for a third time and a clash with Joshua is what the majority of boxing fans are craving.

Errol Spence Jr vs Terence Crawford

The welterweight division is awash with talent, with the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter presenting viable options for money-making fights.

However, a clash between Spence Jr and Crawford is a match-up that has the potential to be one of the best bouts of the past few years.

Both fighters have claims to be rated as the best ‘pound-for-pound’ boxers in the world and there is no better way to settle that argument than in the ring. 

Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez

Taylor currently holds the WBA and IBF light welterweight titles, while Ramirez is the WBC and WBO champion.

On that basis, neither fighter can truly claim to be king of the division until they have settled the argument inside the ropes.

The pair must first safely navigate mandatory defences of their titles, but promoters have already confirmed that this is a match that will be made.

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez

There is no love lost between this pair, with Lomachenko eager to ram the taunts of Lopez’s father down his son’s throat.

The Ukrainian currently holds the WBA, WBO and WBC lightweight titles and is desperate to add Lopez’s IBF belt to his collection.

Lopez is undoubtedly a hugely talented fighter, but he could have his work cut out against a boxer who is firmly in the best ‘pound-for-pound’ argument.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennadiy Golovkin III

There have already been two stunning fights between Golovkin and Alvarez, but fans remain desperate to see a third.

Their first meeting in 2017 ended in a draw, before Alvarez took a controversial majority decision the following year.

Alvarez was set to face Billy Joe Saunders, but the British fighter’s out-of-ring antics mean a third meeting with Golovkin is more likely to happen.