With a Floyd Mayweather Jr. comeback seemingly nowhere in sight, the Big Question we put to the Boxing Monthly online team this week was as follows: Do you think Floyd Mayweather will ever have a 50th pro fight?
As Liam Smith prepares for the seemingly impossible mission of defending his WBO junior middleweight title against the intimidating Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, we canvassed opinion among the Boxing Monthly online team about what will happen on Saturday night in Texas.
With the intriguing contest between unified middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin and IBF welter king Kell Brook on 10 September drawing ever closer, we asked the Boxing Monthly online team a simple question - who wins?
It's only August but after Carl Frampton's thrilling win over Leo Santa Cruz recently, many have the Northern Irishman as the leading contender to be 2016's fighter of the year. We asked the Boxing Monthly online team who is in the running for the accolade with plenty of in-ring action still to come.
It is one of the match-ups of the year. The guile and power of Carl Frampton moving four pounds north to 126lbs to take on the relentless Leo Santa Cruz in Brooklyn, tonight, for the WBA World featherweight title. A fight that doesn't need much selling, one that has a little bit of everything for everyone. It promises much and has the great potential to deliver. But who wins? The Boxing Monthly online team give their predictions.
The superlatives are still coming in for Terence Crawford after his wonderful performance on Saturday night against Viktor Postol. Viewed by many as a 50-50 fight, Crawford proved himself to be at a different level to the number two in the super-lightweight division. After a dominant 12 rounds Crawford, now unbeaten in 29 fights, had his hand raised in victory and bagged himself the WBC world title to go along with his WBO strap. With all that being said where does the pride of Omaha rank in the mythical pound-for-pound rankings? The BM online team gave their answer.
It doesn't get much better than this. The two top fighters in the super-lightweight division putting it all on the line to determine who is the man. Terence Crawford leaves behind the comforts of fighting at home in Nebraska, hoping to shine in the bright lights of Las Vegas against the efficient and dangerous Viktor Postol. Two unbeaten men, two world titles on the line... something has got to give. The Boxing Monthly online team give their predictions on what looks a fascinating match-up.
A world welterweight title fight to get your teeth into. A star in the making (?), a former champion, and the friendship of WBA World champion Keith Thurman and challenger Shawn Porter put to one side for one night. But who wins? Will Thurman deliver in his biggest fight to date? Will Porter batter his way through to becoming a two-time world champion after losing his IBF title to Kell Brook? A fascinating 50-50 match-up. The Boxing Monthly online team give their verdicts on who will emerge victorious.
This weekend sees two world title fights take place in the UK. Tomorrow night Ricky Burns bids to become Scotland's first ever three-weight world champion when he takes on Italy's Michele Di Rocco for the WBA World super-lightweight title in Glasgow. Twenty-four hours later and attention turns to Goodison Park, the home of Tony Bellew's beloved Everton Football Club. The British cruiserweight aims to win his first ever world title when he squares off against the dangerous and hard hitting Ilunga Makabu for the WBC World cruiserweight title. The Boxing Monthly online team gave us their thoughts on how they see both fights going.
Should top overseas boxers be wary of fighting in the UK given recent scorecards (and in light of the landslide verdicts in competitive fights involving Josh Warrington and Stuart Hall in Leeds at the weekend)? The Boxing Monthly online team give their verdict.