With the disappointing delays to Pacquiao-Mayweather -- both past their prime -- the question becomes: which yet unfulfilled matchup is most desirable?
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT: WBA Champion Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KO) vs. WBC Champion Adonis Stevenson (26-1-0, 21 KO).
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT: WBA Champion Andre Ward (27-0-0, 14 KO) vs. WBC Champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KO).
MIDDLEWEIGHT: WBA Champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0-0, 30 KO) vs. WBC Champion Miguel Cotto (39-4-0 32 KO).
SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT: WBA Champion Danny Garcia (30-0-0, 17 KO) vs. WBO Champion Terence Crawford (26-0-0, 18 KO).
Any one of these fights would be fantastic, but only a couple are likely to occur in a reasonable timeframe.
It's a shame boxing isn't managed by a unified structure akin to the UFC or MLB. The matchups would be better, audience share higher, and the payoffs for fighters therefore richer.
Hat tip: BadBlue Sports News.