With Floyd Mayweather retired, could there be another golden face of boxing?
After the enormous payday after his TKO victory over UFC Lightweight Champion Conor Mcgregor, Floyd Mayweather not only leaves his perfect boxing record but stardom and opportunity for a lot of well rounded guys. I thought after Mayweather retired following the victory over Conor that the crown would be given to Andre Ward but in late September he announced his retirement even after his victory Sergey Kovalev again. Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fought a mega fight to a very controversial draw in which spectators say Gennady clearly won. Boxing not Only has had its best numbers as the pay-per-view hit new records and Conor/Floyd was an global phenomenon but new stars have arrived and are delivering with their hard hitting styles. Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, and Errol Spence Jr. are the new boxing stars of today and laying the ground on the new era of fighters. The old slick and flashy style is getting played out because fighters are getting caught and receiving permanent damage due to head shots. Fighters who are now more aggressive and find there shots and land them are the present boxers. Vasyl Lomenchenko, Terrence Crawford, and Guillermo Rigondeaux are all top class fighters who represent this style. The playing it safe roll was fine but it's over and done with because it seems to only work for Floyd Mayweather as far as success. Adrien Broner who was a Floyd Mayweather prodigy is a flop to a lot of people seeing as he never beat a top opponent in his career yet. Before emulating Floyd Mayweather, Broner lived by his nickname "The Problem" because he was knocking guys out left from right. He also had a flashy personality with his flashy lifestyle but he can't deliver in the ring when it comes to top class fighters. Many say Broner is now a C class fighter now. The Heavyweight division maybe at its best in a longtime due to new found hard hitters like Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Joshua Parker. For a longtime the Klitchko's have been running and ruining Heavyweight boxing for a very periodic time. Wladimir would later retire to continue in politics while Vitali still held his crown until Tyson Fury defeated him in late 2015. Anthony Joshua would defeat him earlier this year in April by 10th round TKO. Hard hitters are stacked in the Heavyweight division, now all's the promoters have to do is get these guys to fight each other. Boxing has had a tremendous year of 2017 through guys like Anthony Joshua, Vasyl Lomachenko, Errol Spence Jr., and Deontay Wilder were able to win the boxing crowd over. Will 2018 be another stacked year for boxing and maybe have another cross over fight between an MMA fighter? Would we see another mega fight in 2018 between Terrence Crawford or Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder? Maybe we can witness a new boxing king that could put boxing back on its feet.