Nowadays in boxing, sanctioning bodies are no longer relevant to fighters. What they cared for is their unblemished records to tell their legacy in boxing. However, being active fighters, someone’s “O” has got-to-go in a matter of time inside the ring.
Without further ado, here are the top three undefeated boxers under my list that put their untouched records into different dangerous foes that might take that precious zero and replace it with heart-breaking number 1 – first loss.
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Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, KO 16) – Earlier, he was scheduled to fight against another undefeated boxer from Mexico – Brandon Rios (29-01, KO 30) but did not showed up during the press tour. Gamboa pointed out during an interview that Top Rank did not offer any contract. A lot of speculation going on as to-what-really-is the real reason Gamboa screwed the match-up. Maybe that “O” is simply at risk?
Richard Abril (17-2-1, KO 8) picked as the replacement against Rios on the scheduled fight on 14th April 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Timothy Bradley (28-0, KO 12) – He is scheduled to fight against Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, KO 38)the number one pound-for-pound boxer and eight division champion on 9th June 2012 at the famous MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada. Bradley has been longing for this fight – to get a Pacman sweepstake. But be careful what you wish boy.
I haven’t laid yet my prediction about this sizzling fight but considering the odds it seems Bradley is, destine to lose that “O” in his record.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, KO 26) – Though earlier I already posted my not-so-fast prediction between him and Miguel Cotto (37-2, KO 30) but still I cannot discount Cotto to finally erase that “O” upon Floyds perfect record.
Cotto is a fighter that had a lion’s heart, decent power and boxing skills that can score the biggest upset in boxing. It is in the Junior Welterweight division that these two elite fighters need to collide. But it seems Floyd is ducking him – that is why Cotto chose to fight Margarito.
However on 5th May 2012 Mayweather and Cotto agreed to lock-horn in the Light Middleweight division at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas Nevada.
Among the three, for sure there is one, if not all will have its “O” that has to go this year. Who will be?
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