During a recent interview with iFL TV, promoter Frank Warren has put together some fights he would like to see for 2016 from a fan and promoter perspective.
Terry Flanagan / Derry Mathews v Ant Crolla
The Lightweight division is thriving! Flanagan & Mathews get it in on in February and an offer has been made for the winner to fight Crolla. That would be huge for the North West.
Ovill McKenzie v Victor Ramirez
After earning a dubious draw in their first fight with Ovill getting just days’ notice, surely a rematch is the gentlemanly thing to do? It was a sensational display given the circumstances and having a full camp would only benefit ‘The Upsetter’ should they meet once more.
Enzo Maccarinelli v Tony Bellew
Three stoppage wins on the spin, most recently over Roy Jones Jr has put Enzo Mac in the World Title hunt. Tony Bellew, the new European Cruiserweight Champion is also eyeing a shot at World honours.
Paul Butler v Jamie Conlan
One fight that looks on course is this mouth-watering Super-Flyweight bout. If both men keep winning they will naturally cross paths and get it on which could be a World Title eliminator.
Sergey Kovalev v Andre Ward
One of 2016’s potential super fights. Andre Ward has moved up to help secure bigger fights and they don’t get much bigger than the unified Light-Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev.
Jamie Cox v any World Champion
Feared Super-Middleweight Jamie Cox is climbing the World Rankings with each passing fight, after three straight first round KO’s in 2015 both promoter and fighter will take on any of the Champions.
Billy Joe Saunders v Chris Eubank Jr
It’s 1-0 with Saunders in this grudge match. Eubank withdrew from a rematch earlier this year but is keen to do battle now a World Title would be on the line but Saunders has plenty of options across the globe.
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury
A potential Heavyweight unification blockbuster bout could be on the cards if both men come through their next fight.
Liam Smith v Erislandy Lara
WBO World Champ ‘Beefy’ is in line for some big fights after retaining his World Title at the first time of asking. Lara holds the WBA version of the Super-Welterweight crown, the fight would be big either side of the pond.
Amir Khan v Kell Brook
Khan’s failure to land Mayweather and seemingly Pacquiao now leads to the next biggest fight out there for him against the IBF king Kell Brook, who has fancied the fight for a while. Will the pair meet in 2016?
Jack Catterall v Adrien Broner
Rising star Jack Catterall is progressing nicely towards a World Title shot though ‘AB’ is rumoured to have agreed to fight fellow Brit Ashley Theophane.
Liam Walsh v Orlando Salido/Roman Martinez
Back from injury Liam Walsh is raring to go. Being ranked highly across the governing bodies, a shot at the potential winner of Salido and Martinez’s trilogy would be a cracker.
Kevin Satchell v Zou Shiming
Both men are ranked high across the WBC, IBF and WBO – a potential eliminator is not too farfetched given Shiming’s recent World Title defeat.
Scott Quigg/Carl Frampton v Guillermo Rigondeaux
Quigg and Frampton are due to clash in February but Rigo is widely recognised as the best in the division. What better way to find out who is the true Champ at the Super-Bantamweight?
Lee Haskins v Jamie McDonnell
New IBF World Bantamweight Champion Lee Haskins has a victory over Jamie McDonnell on his record. A potential rematch could happen but this time with two World Titles on the line.
Watch the interview with Kugan Cassius below: