1. Anthony Joshua The British giant knocked out a legend last month in Wladimir Klitschko, in a potential Fight of the Year. The rematch is already a trending topic. At last, the heavyweight division matters again!
2. Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin GGG was lucky to get the nod over Daniel Jacobs last month and Canelo collected a million PPV buys for taking on a human punching bag this past weekend. But their September 16 fight is already the biggest topic in the sport.
3. Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev Their showdown last year was the most important fight of 2016. Their June rematch probably won’t sell like Alvarez-Golovkin, but I believe it is the more historically significant fight.
4. Vasyl Lomachenko Just nine fights into his professional career, Lomachenko is already a sensation. His technical prowess is breath-taking.
5. Keith Thurman The WBC and WBA welterweight champion has defeated two straight upper-level opponents in Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia. When the dust settles between Kell Brook and Errol Spence, Thurman will be the other half of a potential super fight.
6. Oleksandr Usyk The cruiserweight version of Vasyl Lomachenko, the Ukrainian gold medalist has done the unlikely by making the 200-pound division interesting to North American fans. His longterm future almost certainly lies in the heavyweight division, though.
7. Daniel Jacobs Climbed off the canvas to fight an intelligent, gutsy fight against Gennady Golovkin last April. I had him winning a narrow decision, though I do not regard it as a robbery. But it will be a travesty of justice if Jacobs does not get a shot at the winner of Golovkin and Alvarez.