There’s some exciting boxers that are young, hungry and already making a name for themselves. Boxing has got it’s excitement back. There are many big fights in 2018 already confirmed like Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker and the rematch of GGG vs Canelo as well as the return of heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.
We’re going to take a look at some of the boxers that are out to make a name for themselves and have started already started 2018 with a bang. The boxers featured in this list are super talented, hard working and they will go very far.
These are our top boxers to look out for in 2018.
Isaac Chamberlain (@ichamberlain_)
This British cruiserweight is going to go places. He’s in his early 20’s so he still has many years ahead of him but he has had many big fights already. He had another big test against British prospect Lawerence Okolie when he headlined the O2.
Isaac had a tough upbringing born and brought up in Brixton, London; gang violence was a regular occurrence in Brixton but he overcame that and focused on boxing instead. And he has a bright future ahead of him.
During his fight against Wadi Camacho in 2016 he actually dislocated his shoulder and then popped it back into place and went on to win the fight. This just goes on to show the determination and tenacity. He’s got the heart of a champion. It was in this fight he also won the BBBofC Southern Area cruiserweight title.
Gervonta Davis (@gervontaa)
Signed to Mayweather Promotions, Floyd Mayweathers promotion company. Gervonta is in the super featherweight division and has already learnt a lot from his mentor Floyd Mayweather. Nicknamed Tank, he has a ton of power and has 18 knockouts already from 19 fights. For a super featherweight that is impressive.
What’s even more impressive is he’s only 23. The best is yet to come from him.
Tank has great knockout power and is very explosive. He’s knocked out opposition like Liam Walsh, Mario Macias and Hector Lopez.
Lomachenko has called out Gervonta and wants a match up with him, if this match will come to fruition in 2018 we don’t know, but what we do know is it will be an exciting fight when it does happen.
Joe Joyce (@joejoyce_1)
A big man standing at 6″6 and signed with David Haye’s Hayemaker Ringstar. Joe Joyce has a very promising future having won his first professional fight last year and also doing really well as an amateur.
He won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and won gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He is pretty athletic as well have a keen interest in track and field.
He’s planning to fight heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora in 2018 and a deal already seems to be agreed. Joe is also crazy athletic as well and practices Capoeira, a Brazilian Martial Art.
Joyce has only had one fight so far but he has a very promising career to look ahead to.
Vasyl Lomachenko (@vasyllomachenko)
This man needs no introduction. Vasyl ‘Nomaschenko’ Lomachenko has an impressive record of wins. Having won gold medals at 2008 & 2012 Olympics and also having won gold at the World Championships and European Championships.
Lomachenko is known for his speed, footwork and his evasiveness.
In December 2017 Vasyl faced Guillermo Rigondeaux. He ended up quiting in the 7th round due to allegedly hurting his left hand. During the post match interview, he joked, “Maybe I should change my second name, now my name is ‘No Mas Chenko’.”
This was in reference to the fight back in the 80s between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, in which Duran allegedly said No Mas (meaning No More) to the referee and quit.
Oleksandr Usyk (@usykaa)
Usyk is another boxer who shined at the 2012 London Olympics and won gold. Like Lomachenko he was born in the Ukraine. He has a unified cruiserweight champion holding the WBC and the WBO title.
Oleksander is an exciting fighter having won the majority of his fights by knock out. He has great accuracy in his punches and has some good power too, making him a fighter to be reckoned with.
Anthony Yarde (@mranthonyyarde)
Mike Tyson has been compared to a lot boxers but no better comparison is with Anthony ‘The Beast’ Yarde. Yarde is a British light-heavyweight boxer who has won all 14 fights, 13 of them coming by way of knock out.
Yarde is only 26 and has big dreams and even plans on moving up to the heavyweight division.
Anthony is a great fighter with good movement and agility and even bigger punches. The way he gets inside into his opponents and moves is reminiscent of Mike Tyson.
Daniel Dubois (@dynamitedubois)
Daniel ‘Dyanmate’ Dubois is the next big thing in boxing. And at 6 ft 5 and nearly 17 stones its’s not hard to see why. Dubois says he knocked down current world champ Anthony Joshua in a sparring session.
So far he’s had 6 fights and 6 KOs. He’s got a some power in him an he has had time of finding sparring opponents. He’s already faced top heavyweights in boxing like including Tyson Fury and other top heavyweight boxers.
A fighter with a tremendous amount of knockout power and some good punching combinations.
He’s only 20 and has a very bright future ahead of him. We can see him becoming a world champ in future. Dubois has been compared to Anthony Joshua by many people.
Oscar Valdez (@oscarvaldez56)
The only boxer to make it on the list of Mexican descent. After having 23 fights, he has a perfect record and 19 knockouts. He also has the WBO featherweight title.
Oscar is known for his counter-punching and excellent punch combos. He has already beaten a handful of good opponents like Miguel Marriaga and Matias Rueda.
He’s set to fight Scott Quigg in 2018 and is going to be defending his WBO featherweight title which promises to be a good fight.
Murat Gassiev (@muratgassiev)
Murat Gassiev is a Russian boxer who fights in the cruiser weight divison. He’s held the IBF title and is the WBA champion.
Gassiev is set to fight Oleksandr Usyk in 2018 for what promises to be a great fight. Both have 0 losses so they both have a lot on the line. Another great fight would be between Murat Gassiev and Anthony Yarde.
He is currently ranked as one of the best active cruiser weights by a a number of organisations.
Craig Richards (@craiglrichards)
Yet another British boxer featured in the list, it just goes to show the amount of talent coming out of the UK. Craig ‘Spider’ Richards is a towering 6 ft 3 super middleweight boxer who is signed to Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
‘Spider’ as you can probably tell by the nickname has long reach and great punching power to him. We can see him moving up in weight easily and doing really well.
Richards has already overcame a handful of opponents like Dalton Miller, Alan Higgins and Rui Pavanito, A very promising prospect and one to watch in the near future.
Boxing has never looked more exciting, with a plethora of talented boxers coming from the United Kingdom and other countries. Never has the sport of boxing had more better. skillful and hungry fighters coming in and looking for success.
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