- Roman Gonzalez v Naoya Inoue
Although neither man is a crossover star, this battle of the little men is one of the best that can be made in boxing today. A three-weight world champion and unbeaten in 43, Gonzalez has established himself as one of the best fighters on the planet, most recently blitzing Edgar Sosa in two in May. Inoue has only had eight fights as a professional but has picked up weights in two divisions in that time. Currently there’s only 3lbs between them, but more of an issue might be the location of the fight, with neither man a big enough draw to top a bill in the US. Inoue is also yet to box outside of his native Japan, given how much he’s paid to fight there, although Gonzalez has fought there nine times himself.
Jul 12 2015
15 for 2015: Number 9
The top 15 fights we still want to see in 2015