5 Most Competitive Divisions in Boxing in 2023
Many like us at Big Fight Weekend, are attracted to boxing because of the opportunity for athletes of all shapes and sizes to test themselves against each other. Throughout the history of boxing, we have seen a plethora of superstars come from a variety of weight classes. Great fighters come in all shapes and sizes, from Tyson Fury to Juan Francisco Estrada. Oddsmakers have reveled in the personality differences between fighters. Bettors, like those who play at SlotSource and other online sites, have likewise been entertained in recent years with the rise in boxing’s popularity once more through social media. In this article, we will look at the 5 most competitive boxing divisions in 2023.
Most Competitive Divisions in Boxing
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Most Competitive Boxing Divisions: Heavyweight
The heavyweight division has long been the favourite of many boxing fans. The sheer power in this division is enough to sell out arenas and break PPV records. The division is alive and well and there is potential for some blockbuster fights in 2023.
Anthony Joshua is on the verge of his return to the ring against Jermaine Franklin on April 1. Joshua will need to make a statement against Franklin who took Dillian Whyte the full 12 rounds. Negotiations between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury are reportedly continuing negotiations for a unification bout. The Bronze Bomber Deontay Wilder is still in the mix and with the concussive power he possesses, he will remain a live threat to anyone in the division.
The upcoming bout between Joe Joyce and Zhilei Zhang is scheduled to take place in London on April 15. The winner of this fight will put themselves in a prime position for a world title shot.
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The lightweight division is without a doubt one of the most stacked divisions in boxing. The upcoming fight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia looks set to provide plenty of fireworks, with the initial press conference already taken place for the April 22 contest.
The rest of the division is seemingly in a golden era for boxing, with Vasilily Lomachenko and Devin Haney sitting near the top of the lightweight tree. The division looks set to offer fans plenty of great fights for many years to come.
It could finally be happening… @MikeCoppinger is reporting that Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford have been negotiating directly with each other and have come to an agreement of a purse-split 🥊
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The welterweight division is arguably dominated by the Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence debate. However, the super fight seems no closer to being agreed. If these two can get the fight agreed, it has the potential to be a fight for the ages.
Away from the ‘big two’ Jaron Ennis has burst onto the welterweight scene winning 30 of 31 fights with one no contest. “Boots” has shown his power, knocking out 27 of his opponents.
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The Super-Flyweight division is full of several intriguing matchups. The rivalry between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez looks set to continue.
Aside from the rivalry between these two, there is a plethora of fighters who will eager to take their slice of the Super-Flyweight pie. Kazuto Ioka, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Jesse Rodriguez is also catching the eyes of boxing fans amassing a 100% winning record in his 17 professional contests. 2023 looks set to cement the Super-Flyweight division as one of the most competitive boxing divisions.
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The Super-Middleweight division is undoubtedly one of the most stacked in boxing. Canelo Alvarez is still the biggest draw in the division despite his points defeat against Dmitry Bivol.
Canelo is reportedly going to take on English fighter John Ryder in his next fight. Away from the Mexican superstar, Caleb Plant returned to winning ways with his devastating knockout of Anthony Dirrell. 2023 also looks set to be a vital year for David Benavidez and Erik Bazinyan, who are both undefeated and hunting the biggest fights available.