Even though this fight is still years in the making, discussions have been popping up about the potential matchup. I'm here to speak for the Terence Crawford side of the field, and why he can beat the so-called "Boogie Man" of the 147-pound division.
2020 is almost here and the once in a decade award is up for grabs. "Fighter of the Decade" is an award the BWAA (Boxing Writers Association of America) started giving out in the 1990s. So far the two winners of this once a decade award have gone to Roy Jones Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. My personal choice for this decade is close between the two fighters you see pictured in the thumbnail of this article. Floyd Money Mayweather and Andre S.O.G. Ward. It's called Fighter of the Decade, but I think between these two, their first five years swamp a lot of their fellow fighters accomplishments. Their next opponents after that five could be looked at as extra credit. First, let's take a walk down memory lane through Andre Ward's career of this decade.
2019 is still in its first month and a lot of the chess pieces in the 147 division have been moving. One of the pieces that moved and is on everyone’s radar is Manny Pacquiao who put on a solid performance against a fighter eleven years younger than him. Keith Thurman, the former unified champion, came off of a 2-year layoff. Against a game opponent. A lot of matchups can be made in the following months. I believe Thurman vs Pacquiao is the perfect one to be made for both fighters. One reason is because of Keith’s comeback against the brawler Lopez. The few scary moments of the fight could mean Keith might need to knock off a little more of that ring rust. A 40-year-old veteran like Manny Pacquiao could be the perfect (or dangerous) opponent for that. Second, for Pacquiao, a fighter who doesn’t like to clinch and is offensive minded would make the perfect opponent for his fighting style, especially if ring rust is still there for that opponent’s next fight. It also might be dangerous at this stage of his career. Pacquiao would also get a chance at the real WBA belt. As a fan of the sport, we know that belt he’s belt holding isn’t the top prize of that organization. Keith is the holder of the super title. On paper, the positives outweigh the negatives for both fighters.
UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is nearing the end of what has been an impressive UFC run. Like all great fighters, he plans to ride off into the sunset with his championship belt around his waist.
I walked to the coach and he handed me a sheet of paper with my opponent’s name on it. It was my junior year of high school and I was wrestling in the quarterfinals at the San Diego regional tournament. I was a mediocre wrestler my sophomore year of high school, but after a summer of wrestling, a lot of my techniques finally meshed together, and I was fairly successful this season.
Rumors run rampant in professional wrestling year-round, yet they seem to ramp up around Royal Rumble-Wrestlemania season. The latest rumor surrounds current Raw Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey, will be finished with the WWE after Wrestlemania.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has shown his potential to become one of the greats, but has he really been tested? Khabib needs to win in one of these next fights to cement himself in UFC history, but which fighter will be his next test?
Hey, even the GOATs have an off day or two. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Worst Matches by Great WWE Wrestlers."
Let me start this by saying a few things. I have not been in a ton of fights in my life. I'm no saint, however; I have been in a number of dust-ups. That is not the same thing as having a violent life. Violence is present in anyone's life, unless they live in a bubble. Some of us are exposed to more examples of it, and varying types of violence. This is just what my story is, and how it has changed me over the years.