Battles to happen in 2023: Crawford – Spence, Wilder – Ruiz, Gervonta – Ryan & Benavidez – Plant

Via Sean Jones: In 2023, four outstanding matches must happen with the participation of top boxers from 4 weight classes. Whether any of these competitions takes place will depend on the promoters, the network, and to a lesser extent the fighters.

This year, there are no major matches taking place in the general divisions. Instead of seeing great matches, fans have to wait for matches like Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksander Usyk, Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte and Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin III.

Potential big fights in 2023:

  • Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs Ryan Garcia
  • Errol Spence Jr vs Terence Crawford
  • Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr
  • David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant

Benavidez – Factory

Right off the bat, it’s safe to say we won’t see Caleb Plant go up against David Benavidez next year as the Tennessee-born is trying so hard to get a rematch against Canelo Alvarez.

If the Mexican star told Plant he needed to fight Benavidez in order to fight him, that would increase the likelihood of a fight going on.

Even then, Plant and his manager can resist the idea and hope that by going the forced route, he can still fight against Canelo without having to make a fight. risk against Benavidez or Jermll Charlo.

More likely than not, Plant will pick a candidate to run next in his next fight instead of risking his backside fight with Benavidez or Charlo.

This writer can’t see Plant agreeing to fight Benavidez in this lifetime without being dragged into the kicking ring and screaming. Plant just wasn’t interested in fighting Benavidez, and that’s pretty understandable.

The problems Plant ran into last Saturday night before beating Anthony Dirrell make it clear that he’s not in the same galaxy as Benavidez in the talent department.

Aside from a fight with the fading Canelo, which he lost by knockout, Plant has yet to face anyone notable in his career. The best of his record are 37-year-old shooters Dirrell, Jose Uzcategui and Caleb Truax.

Wilder – Ruiz

Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) has said he is ready to take on Andy Ruiz Jr (35-2, 22 KOs) in the WBC title elimination match. Two warriors manage and fight on the same network.

Thus, this fight will go undisputed unless Wilder has a chance to go up against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champions Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua.

If you are Wilder, he needs to think long and hard before deciding to fight Ruiz because there is a chance that he will lose this fight.

Don’t be fooled by Wilder’s first knockout win over 38-year-old Robert Helenius last Saturday night. That fight proved nothing. Wilder is, for the most part, still the guy who was knocked down twice by Tyson Fury.

Spence – Crawford

This fight has a good chance of being made, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t. Talks between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford had dragged on for months, and the two should have walked away and fought other fights.

From leaked information about the negotiations, it appears that WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is not happy with the deal and he will stop signing until he is satisfied.

Both fighters have missed a lot of time this year trying to negotiate their fight, and it would be a shame if the bout didn’t take place.

Gervonta – Ryan

Ryan Garcia would love to fight Gervonta ‘The Tank’ Davis, but he’s hit a big hurdle in his way with Mayweather Promotions.

They’ve been up against Tank against a weak opposition that can’t be fought for his entire career, and a flaw as bad as Ryan is, he’s better than the world’s terrible fighters. with which Gervonta fought.

There’s a good chance that Mayweather Promotions won’t trigger this fight because of the risk involved with their Tank fighter and the fact that Ryan fights on DAZN.

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