Time to look forward, fight fans, as we turn the corner with great expectations for a new year of boxing action that will, we hope, at least come close to matching an outstanding 2017. If you’re not excited yet for what lies in store in the year just begun, let our friends at Boxcaster whet your appetite with some of the fighters and fights to keep an eye on as 2018 gets underway.
First up, a look at three young and emerging talents to definitely keep an eye on in the coming year. All three are in position to make 2018 a huge breakout year as each undefeated prospect boasts high-level talent and an already impressive roster of wins. Next, let Boxcaster get you excited for how 2018 is coming in with a bang, as we’ve got some excellent matches already signed and sealed and about to go down later this month and into February, a time of the year that has customarily been a slow one on the boxing calendar. As you’ll see, that is definitely not the case in 2018.
With such top-level talents as Errol Spence Jr., Oleksandr Usyk, Zolani Tete and Mikey Garcia making appearances in the first six weeks of the year, and with a huge all-UK superfight on tap for shortly thereafter, 2018 is indeed shaping up to be an excellent year for The Sweet Science. In fact, Boxcaster declares that we are entering “a new Golden Era,” and while that might be going a bit too far, there’s no doubt our friends’ enthusiasm for what lies ahead is infectious. All we can say is, “2018: bring it on!” — Neil Crane