Boxing Fans Are In For A Very Early Christmas Treat
Boxing fans have been spoilt already this year with some massive fights but it looks like you've all been good boys and girls as boxing Santa is set to give us all a few treats before the year is up.
Perhaps the biggest disappointment of this year is that Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder weren't able to fight and it's sadly already starting to look like that could be the biggest disappointment of next year too.
Whoever is to blame, and I suspect it's both sides to some extent, the pair don't look like getting it on anytime soon, even with AJ having Wembley booked for April.
One of the reasons for that is Wilder's next fight is in December. On the 1st of the month the undefeated world champion takes on undefeated lineal champ Tyson Fury in a fight that is already hotting up.
But that's not the only thing that boxing fans have to look forward to towards the end of the year. November 10th sees Oleksandr Usyk take on Tony Bellew for all the cruiserweight gold.
December kicks off with the heavyweight bout between Fury and Wilder but then it gets really interesting as Matchroom announced on Friday night that Saul Canelo Alvarez will take on WBA (regular) super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding.
It's certainly not a fight most would have expected with many hoping for a third installment of Canelo vs GGG rather than seeing the Mexican go up a weight. The irony of him fighting in New York won't go missing in the Golovkin camp.
It doesn't end there though as the week before the incredible Vasyl Lomachenko attempts to unify the lightweight division against Jose Pedraza.
Finally, just as you're getting ready to open your actual presents, Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton face off in what could be a classic domestic tear up on December 22nd.
Fights in December:- bet365 (@bet365) October 5, 2018
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury
Rocky Fielding vs Canelo Alvarez
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jose Pedraza
Josh Warrington vs Carl Frampton
It's the most wonderful time of the year... :christmas_tree: pic.twitter.com/xp0ApnOued
We've already had a hell of a year of boxing and yet boxing fans really will have a lot to get their teeth into before Christmas kicks off.