Opinion | Oct 04 2017

Top five fights still to come in 2017

We have been treated to an outstanding year of boxing so far, but there is still so much more to come. Here Sam Mills looks at the top five fights coming up before the end of 2017
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5. Anthony Crolla vs Ricky Burns

A lightweight boxing battle of Britain will take place in the Manchester Arena on October 7, with two former world champions’ elite level careers at stake. Former three weight world champion Scotsman Ricky Burns is hoping to bounce back after losing his WBA world light-welterweight title to the hands of Julius Indongo. Crolla will be back fighting in front of his home crowd for the first time since losing his second bout with the imperious highly rated Jorge Linares. With a potential world title challenge awaiting the winner, and perhaps retirement facing the loser, both men will be leaving no stone unturned.

4. Jermell Charlo vs Erickson Lubin


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