Stacking the Pounds: The Top 5 MMA Fighters and Upcoming Fights

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Stacking the Pounds: The Top 5 MMA Fighters and Upcoming Fights

There’s a lot of movement going on within the boxing division of MMA. Due to the discussion of several upcoming battles, many champions are training to move up to a new weight class to tes6 their skills against other belt-holders. Since this development has happened, many fans, along with other boxers, are debating which champions are going to have a solid chance of successfully moving up.

Starting off these new battles will be by the longtime champion title holder Jorge Linares who’s fighting against the two-division champion Vasyl Lomachenko. The fight is going to be held at Madison Square garden in New York City. Though many ESPN experts are placing their bets that Lomachenko is going to take this battle and win it either by a knockout or by the judge’s decision. This fight will be held this upcoming Saturday, May 12.

Moreover, two more fights are happening on the same day. First Terence Crawford, the former unified 140-pound champion, is moving up to fight against the World Boxing Organization Australian welterweight champion, Jeffrey Horn. This fight is to be taken place in Las Vegas. On the same night, the World Boxing Association featherweight champion, Leo Santa Cruz, is said to be participating in a rematch with world champion, Abner Mares at the Staples Center. This rematch is due to Santa Cruz’s win at the Battle for Los Angeles, which had a total of over 2,000 combined punches, where he won thanks to a majority vote. Mares on the other hand, is looking forwards to this rematch due to the pair allegedly having a fight planned last year that never happened for one reason or another.

Though, one of the most anticipated fights is going to be between the England heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, and the Alabama based Deontay Wilder. However, the undisputed heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko who has sparred with both men, stated that he personally believes that Joshua is going to shine in this battle.

Despite these highly anticipated upcoming matches – we have given a top 10 list of MMA Boxing Fighters and where they currently stand.

Terence Crawford

Crawford is a junior welterweight who doubles as being the only male boxer who carries a four-belt champion title. As he moves up to a new weight category, he has made plans of a highly anticipated fight between himself and the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion, Jeffery Horn.

Gennady Golovkin

Golovkin is known for two things: being dedicated and throwing the hard punches. However, while Golovkin has been waiting for Canelo Alvarez to come off from his suspension – he has made plans for possibly fight one of these 5 opponents: Demetrius Andrade, Billy Joe Saunders, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Gilberto Ramirez, or even Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan.

Vasyl Lomachenko

This two-division professional champion grew in popularity after he bested the double-gold medalist, Guillermo Rigondeaux in December. However, he is now about to fight Jorge Linares for his consistent pursuit of gaining a third belt under his name.

Mikey Garcia

While Garcia earned is fourth belt due to defeating the Russian fighter, Sergey Lipinets, he has decide to plan another fight to increase his changes of facing off with Jorge Linares or a fascinating 2019 showdown with the champion Lomachenko – depending on who wins their upcoming fight this Saturday.

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

While his official upcoming fight date is unknown, along with his next potential opponent – Rungvisai has been making waves up his intense knocking power combined with his agility. Many fans are other champions are looking out to see how Rungvisai next battle, which is assumed to be sometime in September, plays out.