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RBRBoxing’s 12 Days of Boxing Edits: 2018 Edition

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Season’s Beatings!

Back by popular demand, Round By Round Boxing is delivering the 12 Days of Boxing Edits: 2018 Edition. Now a social media staple, the RBRBoxing 12 Days of Boxing Edits is a wishlist of fights we want to see the following year.

A few of the fights on our 2017 list came to fruition–including Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2, Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence and the grand daddy on our wish list–Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin.

Starting on Monday, December 25, 2017, RBRBoxing (on our website, Facebook and Instagram) will post a fight that our staff has voted on that they want to see next year. In essence, it’s our 12 Days of Christmas wish list!

All the photo edits will be done by an Avengers-like squad of photo editors including @CrownBoxing, @KeystoneBox, @Lorin.Elise, @Cinimodfx, @MGLCreativeBoxing, @JCGBoxing and @FightGauge.

We want to hear all of the matchups you want to see next year so make sure you leave a comment below.

Bookmark this page and check back each day for our new entry starting on Christmas Day!


12. Leo Santa Cruz
vs.
Gary Russell Jr.

Edit @KeystoneBox

Coming in at No. 12 on the #12DaysofBoxingEdits is a fight we had on our list two years ago but still hasn’t come to fruition—Leo Santa Cruz vs. Gary Russell Jr.

If Santa Cruz and Russell Jr. square off in 2018, who wins?


11. Canelo Alvarez
vs.
Gennady Golovkin 2

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2

Edit @JCGBoxing

Coming in at No. 11 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is a fight we finally got to see in 2017, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin.

But as is usually the case with boxing, the official result for Canelo-GGG was lousy.

If Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin square off in a rematch in May of 2018, who wins?


10. Claressa Shields
vs.
Christina Hammer

Edit @KeystoneBox

Coming in at No. 10 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is a highly-anticipated fight between two undefeated champions—Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer.

If Shields and Hammer and square off in 2018, who wins?


9. Gennady Golovkin
vs.
Billy Joe Saunders

Gennady Golovkin vs. Billy Joe Saunders

Edit @CrownBoxing

Coming in at No. 9 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is a fight that has built up steam quickly, especially given Billy Joe Saunders’ recent performance against David Lemieux.

If Gennady Golovkin and Billy Joe Saunders square off in 2018, who wins?


8. Sergey Kovalev
vs.
Dmitry Bivol

Kovalev vs. Bivol

Edit @RBRBoxing

Coming in at No. 8 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is a heavy-hitting Light Heavyweight matchup between two of the divisions best.

Dmitry Bivol has quickly made a name for himself behind 10 knockouts in 12 fights, while Kovalev–after suffering back-to-back losses at the hands of now retired champion Andre Ward–got back in the win column with a solid knockout win over Vyacheslav Shabranskyy this year.

If Sergey Kovalev and Dmitry Bivol square off in 2018, who wins?


7. Daniel Jacobs
vs.
Jermall Charlo

Daniel Jacobs vs. Jermall Charlo

Edit @KeystoneBox

Coming in at No. 7 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is a top notch matchup between two of the best 160-pound fighters in the world.

If Daniel Jacobs and Jermall Charlo square off in 2018, who wins?


6. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
vs.
Naoya Inoue

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Naoya Inoue

Edit @FightGauge

Coming in at No. 6 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is the best little man fight that can be made—even if Naoya Inoue is planning to move up in weight.

If Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Naoya Inoue square off in 2018, who wins?


5. Keith Thurman
vs.
Errol Spence

Keith Thurman vs. errol spence

Edit @Lorin.Elise

Top 5 time! Coming in at No. 5 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is one of the best fights that can be made at 147 pounds and in all of boxing.

This fight has also made our list three years in a row.

If Keith Thurman and Errol Spence finally square off in 2018, who wins?


4. Jermell Charlo
vs.
Jarrett Hurd

Jermell Charlo vs. Jarrett Hurd

Edit @Lorin.Elise

Coming in at No. 4 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is a highly-anticipated 154-pound clash between undefeated WBC title holder, Jermell Charlo and undefeated IBF title holder, Jarrett Hurd.

Charlo and Hurd were both featured on an exciting fight card in Brooklyn on October 14, 2017 where both men won by knockout, increasing the hype for this fight even more.

If Charlo and Hurd square off in 2018, who wins?


3. Mikey Garcia
vs.
Vasiliy Lomachenko

Mikey Garcia vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko

Edit @CrownBoxing

Coming in at No. 3 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is a fight between two of boxings best.

While they are separated by a couple of weight classes, perhaps they could meet in the middle 🤔.

If Mikey Garcia and Vasiliy Lomachenko square off in 2018, who wins?


2. Errol Spence
vs.
Terence Crawford

spence-vs-crawford

Edit @JCGBoxing

Coming in at No. 2 on our #12DaysofBoxingEdits wishlist is a fight between two of boxing’s best and brightest young stars.

This fight might marinate for a couple of years, but we’d love to see it happen in 2018.

If Errol Spence and Terence Crawford square off in 2018, who wins?


1. Anthony Joshua
vs.
Deontay Wilder

Edit @CiniModFx

Wrapping up the #12DaysofBoxingEdits and coming in at No. 1 on our wishlist is a fight between the two best Heavyweights in the world.

There are some obstacles in getting this one made, with Anthony Joshua set to face Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder taking on Luis Ortiz, but if each man wins their respective next fight, this is undoubtedly the biggest heavy-hitting showdown that can be made.

If Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder square off in 2018, who wins?


Which fight do you want to see most in 2018?

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