By: Dre Idowu (@GetdareIdowu)
Picture a lovely day! The sun is out. A perfect day for a family outing or for hanging out with friends. Your imagination takes you far beyond the farce that has been going on in the match up, between two different boxers. You are the biggest boxing promoter in the UK, presume that money is not an obstacle, there is no boxing politics, no fighter’s ego involved. What will your ideal boxing card be on a fight night in the UK right now?
Kell Brook (36-0,25 KOs) vs. Amir Khan (31-4,19KOs): The number one and number two ranked welterweights in the UK. Many may argue that ‘King’ Khan has passed his prime, his devastating loss to Canelo Alvarez and a knockout loss to Danny Garcia added to the notion that Khan has a glass jaw. Undefeated Kell Brook with his unanimous win over Shaw Porter showed why a force is to be reckoned with in the welterweight division, and why he is the best P4P boxer in the UK. But make no mistake, opponents like Jojo Dan, Frankie Gain and Shaw Porter, can’t be compared to fighters like Marcos Maidana, Danny Garcia and Canelo Alvarez. Style makes fight, so expect fireworks from both fighters. The economic impact of these fights will be huge, and it will be a global sell out home and away.
Anthony Joshua (16-0,16KOs) vs. Tyson Fury (25-0,18KOs): Battle of the undefeated; but the 0 must go. Deontay Wilder’s promoter Lou DiBella, who was also the brainbox behind Gatti vs. Ward trilogy, referred to Fury as the ‘Golden Goose’ of Heavyweight division. Joshua is arguably the hottest prospect in the division. The British public would love to see this fight happen sooner rather than later. The fight should have been the main event, but neither fury nor Tyson has the global appeal or stateside audience yet.
James Degale (23-1,14KOs) vs. George Groves (23-3,18KOs) 2 – The rivalry and bad blood, between these two fighters, run deep. With Groves winning the first bout, and Degale feeling he should have been awarded victory in 2011. Degale would like to avenge the only loss on his record, while Groves would like to maintain the winning record over his greatest rival dating back to the amateurs. The undercard would be packed with action, before the main event. This fight would bring in massive viewers in the UK
Scott Quigg (31-1-2,23KOs) vs. Kid Galahad (19-0,10KOs): Former WBA Super-Bantamweight champion, tasted defeat for the first time against his rival Carl Frampton. A tune-up fight against the undefeated Galahad would be ideal for his moral before he tries to avenge the only loss. Galahad would feel he has something to prove after a lay off from boxing due to a doping ban. A great fight for the opening bout.
I don’t want to think of how much the price for a ticket would cost. Keep Dreaming!by