The world of boxing is truly unpredictable. One minute you’re at the top of the world; the next, you’re on your back, wondering what happened, while your opponent’s hands are raised in victory. This is the world of boxing. Either you’re on the top or you’re fighting to get to the top, wreaking havoc and wrecking along the way.
Speaking of getting to the top, here is a list of fighters who are making the long, slow grind. It’s only a matter of time before they, too, get a target painted on their back.
The dissolution of the Soviet Union has become boxing’s gain. From the more famous to the up-and-coming, boxing has seen fighters like Sergiy Derevyanchenko dominate the scene. One of the many boxers who came from the Olympics, Derevyanchenko fights out of Brooklyn, New York, and expected to make waves in his division.
At only 20 years old, all eyes are on this fighter to make some noise. Perhaps this is because of the way he turned in his match against Phillip Jackson Benson. He followed this up with a very skillful conquering of experienced Denis Douglin, turning in a TKO in the 10th.
Diego Dela Hoya
With a familiar name like Dela Hoya, you can’t go wrong. Diego will to fight under his cousin’s promotion. At 22 years old, he is still undefeated in his division, winning all 18 of his fights, 9 by way of knockout. He has also done some impressive work as an amateur and as a representative of his native Mexico.
Tyson Fury’s cousin makes it to this list simply because of his impressive credentials. Winning the gold medal as an Olympian fighting in the ’12 Youth World Championships was just a start. He has since been undefeated in each of his 20 fights, winning 10 by knockout. The only thing stopping him from going all the way is his health condition involving his skin.
Lubin is the type of boxer that true boxing fans love to follow. Turning professional at age 18, he has gone 17-0 since turning pro with 12 coming by way of knockout. He has also conquered Orlando Lora and Daniel Sandoval and fights alongside Canelo Alvarez, Jermell Charlo, and Erislandy Lara. Time will tell when he will cross paths with these superstars.
These five boxers don’t certainly represent boxing; they are the future of boxing. It seems it’s only a matter of time before they become the names to follow in the world of boxing.