WHAT IS YOUR ONE BOXING WISH FOR 2019?
As a fighter: to be in great fights for the fans. As a fan: Tyson Fury to beat Deontay Wilder – again – and then fight AJ to discover the real heavyweight king.
I hope that AIBA get sorted with the Olympic Movement to allow boxing to remain in the Olympics. This has stalled preparations for our Elite British boxers who are waiting on qualifiers. The Olympics is the biggest stage. It helps raise their profile before going into the pro ranks to it keeps British boxing at top of the game.
My boxing wish for 2019 is for Ryan Burnett to get back in the mix as a world champion after that freak loss to Nonito Donaire. This kid is too super-talented to sit on side-line.
That by the end of the year Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will have all fought each other. Boxing isn’t just about the big men, I know that, but the heavyweights lead the way and the best fighting the best in the most high-profile division would set the standard for the whole sport.