Hottest Prospects In Boxing

5 Of The Hottest Prospects In Boxing At The Moment

Published On July 27, 2015 | By Gavin O'Connor | Boxing News

5 Of The Hottest Prospects In Boxing At The Moment

Hottest Prospects In Boxing

The path to boxing immortality is littered with broken dreams, many try and fail – but a very select few make it to the pinnacle.

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Boxing fans like any other sports fans are always on the lookout for the next big name so to speak, that one fighter who has the potential to go all the way and capture world titles, super stardom and glory.

So who makes up the next group of rising stars within the sport at the moment, the next generation of the likes Mayweather, Pacquiao and Klitshcko per say?

Here are 5 fighters that may just be the next big thing:

 

Anthony Joshua

Hottest Prospects In Boxing

Age 25, British, heavyweight with a record 13-0-13KO. Joshua last fought when he defeated Kevin Johnson on the 30th May 2015 inflicting the first stoppage of his American opponents career.

After Johnson was saved by the bell in the first round the fight was stopped by the referee in the early stages of the second round, Joshua is a skilled boxer, with punching power to spare.

He can be slightly robotic at time’s but a more flexible and flowing style will in time materialise with more rounds and experience.

By no means the finished article, but here’s how I’d currently rate the big man from London:

Entertainment value – 4/5
Skill set – 3/5
Power – 4/5
Potential success – 4/5
Total – 15/20

Errol Spence Jr.

Hottest Prospects In Boxing

Age 25, American from Dallas, Texas, welterweight with a record 17-0-14KO. Errol Spence is a crafted and gifted a boxer as you’d like, with good defence and reasonable pop.

Spence was the number one rated amateur boxer at welterweight for his time and represented the U.S. at the 2012 London Olympic games.

A work in progress, but buckets of potential to replicate his amateur glory in the pro ranks.

Entertainment value – 3/5
Skill set – 4/5
Power – 3/5
Potential success – 4/5
Total – 14/20

Jason Quigley

Hottest Prospects In Boxing

Age 24, from Co.Donegal in Ireland, middleweight-super middleweight with a record of 7-0-7KO.

Jason Quigley is a very well balanced all round fighter, with excellent sting in both hands. Style wise he is very technical in his all round abilities, with excellent ring craft for someone with only 7 professional contests currently.

Arguably Ireland’s best amateur from his generation. A man on the rise in a big way Stateside at the moment.

Entertainment value – 4/5
Skill set – 4/5
Power – 4/5
Potential success – 4/5
Total – 16/20

Joseph Parker

Hottest Prospects In Boxing

Age 23, from New Zealand, heavyweight with a record 14-0-12KO.

Parker was an accomplished amateur who has transferred his talent to the professional ranks fairly well. He’s technically good all round, with good defence and power in equal measure.

Joseph is currently ranked the WBO No.8 and the WBA No.10 heavyweight boxer in the world and is in time a potential opponent for the likes of fellow heavyweight rising star Antony Joshua. Imagine it, what a fight that could be down the line.

Entertainment value – 3/5
Skill set – 4/5
Power – 3/5
Potential success – 4/5
Total – 14

Frankie Gomez

Hottest Prospects In Boxing

Age 23, from California, USA , light-welterweight with a record of 18-0-14KO.

A fighter many believed to be the best American amateur boxer in a long, long time. Gomez ticks almost all of the boxes needed to make it all the way to the top as a prizefighter.

He has a fan friendly, exciting style but is also very slick and polished with good firepower – and the the intellectual ability to select and deliver the correct punches, at the right time.

However, Gomez badly missed weight coming in 6½ pounds over weight for his recent fight against Humberto Soto, leading to the cancellation of that junior welterweight bout.

Let’s hope weight problems are not an issue in future for this bright prospect, a precocious talent.

Entertainment value – 4/5
Skill set – 4/5
Power – 3/5
Potential success – 3.5/5
Total – 14.5/20

 

For all these five young men destiny is calling, but who will answer? Time will tell.

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Gavin O'Connor
My name is Gavin O'Connor and I am a father of two boys, I live and work in London. I'm a freelance writer, boxing analyst and a card carrying boxing enthusiast. I am passionate about all aspects of the sweet science - it has been my passion for over 30 years.

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