The Light Heavyweight division is regarded as one of the most exciting divisions there is in boxing today with future stars and established pound for pound elites battling it out for gold and glory.
Boxing’s all time greats like Archie Moore, Roy Jones Jr, Michael Spinks and many more have stepped into this division and given memorable matches which have thrilled fans and critics alike! Today the division is as competitive as ever and we look at the best there is in the Light Heavyweight division today.
Artur Beterbiev :
The former World and European amateur boxing champion is only 8 fights old into his pro-boxing career but has already made a name for himself in the industry. Beterbiev burst onto the scene when he humiliated former IBF champion Tavoris Cloud over two rounds and then knocked him out. Beterbiev has a perfect 8-0 record and all of them have come by way of stoppages.
Having good technique which has come from his amateur boxing background Beterbiev’s real strength is his pure knockout power. Ability to throw bombs with both his hands and coupled with good accuracy has made him a force to be reckoned with!!!! A fight with the current WBA,WBO and IBF champion Sergey Kovalev is looming large and would be a real test to his credentials.
Jean Pascal :
The Canadian is considered to be one of the best in the division and his record of 29-3 is a pretty respectable one. Pascal the former WBC and Ring light heavyweight champion has fought the very best and has given top performances against them!!!! He has victories against top class opponents like Chad Dawson and Lucian Bute. Even though losses against current champion Sergey Kovalev and veteran Bernard Hopkins have hampered Pascal’s momentum the way he approached the fights were top notch.
Pascal throws a lot of punches during the match and has good power in his hands too. His all out approach has got him a good set of supporters and a good fan base is apparent wherever Pascal goes to fight.