Top 10 Up-and-Coming Boxers

Watch out for these young lions because the changing of the guard will come soon. With Pacquio, Mayweather, Mosely and Hopkins all in their 30’s and 40’s, be on the look out for these great fighters.

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Last time I gave you the top 10 fighters of right now.  Now, I will give you a glimpse of the top 10 fighters of the future.

10. James Kirkland-Light Middleweight:  A wreckless style.  He throws punches to hurt you and doesn’t mind taking two to land one.  He needs to improve his defense to be a long term significant threat in the light middleweight division, but can handle his own with any of the top contenders.  Right now the only thing standing between himself and boxing stardom, is himself.  In April he is was stopped with a firearm, and since he is a convicted felon the punishment is harsh.  He is currently serving prison time for the aforementioned and is up for sentencing this fall. Record 25-0 NEXT FIGHT: TBA

09.  Kevin Johnson-Heavyweight: No not the basketball player turned mayor of Sacremento Kevin Johnson. The undefeated heavyweight prospect Kevin “THE KINGPIN” Johnson.  He actually started boxing at the late age of 18, had a couple of amatuer fights, then surprisingly won the New Jersey Golden Gloves.  He has an amazing jab, but where he excells in that, he lacks in power.  He already has victories over Timor Ibragimov, Bruce Seldon, and he recently defeated then undefeated fighter Devin Vargas.  I possible fight with Vitali Klitschko if he gets by Chris Arreola (which is no easy task) is on the horizon.  Record 22-0  NEXT FIGHT: TBA

08.  Nonito Donaire-Super Flyweight:  Some call him the future of Phillipine Boxing.  He first made waves when, as a 7-1 underdog, knocked-out then undefeated Vic Darchinyan.  This knockout earned him “Knockout of the Year” by Ring Magazine as well as “Upset of the Year” for 2007.  He has knocked out 5 of his last 6 opponents.  He is currently the interim WBA Super Flyweight Champion.  When Manny retires, the Filipino’s will have Nonito “The Filipine Flash” to carry them through.  Record 22-1 NEXT FIGHT: 12DEC2009 VS TBA

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  1. Tina
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 8:09 am

    You have the best boxing articles for the unsuspecting fan!! LilRoastBeef…you are the best!!

  2. Posted September 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Is it true that boxers take huge career risks to actually get to the top? Looks like there is some awesome talent with some different fighting styles. Is it also true that boxers can improve on their boxing skills but can’t improve on their ability to take a punch? How old are they all? A good write LilRoast Beef :-)

  3. Posted September 23, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you for the up and comming info now i can get into deeper boxing conversaton with my husband.Great article and thanks for stopping by to comment on mine.Like your name nice!

  4. Posted September 25, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Interesting article. Thanks for the list of up and coming boxers. They all have pretty good records so far.

  5. Posted November 20, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Good read my friend. James Kirkland looks really good to me, I think he can go all the way.

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