1 Jai Opetaia vs Lawrence Okolie
As is the case in most weight lessons, it is smart for the consensus prime two to satisfy in some unspecified time in the future and Opetaia and Okolie, each unbeaten belt-holders, are clearly the highest two at 200 kilos proper now.
2 Lawrence Okolie vs Richard Riakporhe
Earlier than combating Opetaia, perhaps Okolie will battle fellow Brit Riakporhe, somebody each bit as highly effective and explosive as him. The 2 not too long ago scrapped at a movie premiere, which suggests the wheels are already in movement.
3 Chris Billam-Smith vs Arsen Goulamirian
France’s Goulamirian at the moment holds the WBA cruiserweight belt and may very well be introduction to the world stage for Bournemouth’s Billam-Smith, whose enchancment has been spectacular of late.
4 Jai Opetaia vs Badou Jack
As soon as a belt-holder at super-middleweight and light-heavyweight, Jack accomplished the hattrick in February when stopping Ilunga Makabu in 12 rounds. Now WBC champion, he deserves an enormous battle in opposition to Opetaia.
5 Mairis Briedis vs Albert Ramirez
Having surrendered his IBF belt to Jai Opetaia final July, Briedis will probably be eager to make amends and return to the highest. Ramirez, in the meantime, is a southpaw Venezuelan unbeaten in 15 fights, with 14 of these wins coming by knockout.
6 Richard Riakporhe vs Chris Billam-Smith II
When this pair met for the primary time again in 2019 it was Riakporhe who had his hand raised, profitable a split-decision after 10 rounds. Each have improved since then, nevertheless, and due to this fact a rematch can be most welcome.
7 Sergey Kovalev vs Yuniel Dorticos
Two veterans of the division, Kovalev is now a cruiserweight following a few years spent at light-heavyweight and Dorticos is slowly attempting to launch a ultimate run at a title after dropping his IBF belt to Mairis Briedis in 2020.
8 Yuniel Dorticos vs Mike Perez
Cuba vs Cuba, each Dorticos and Perez are cruiserweights in want of momentum and urgency at this late stage of their respective careers. Perez was final seen stopping Vasil Ducar in March 2022, whereas Dorticos halted journeyman Deibis Berrocal in December.
9 Sergey Kovalev vs Evgeny Tishchenko
A battle of Russians at reverse ends of their careers, Kovalev is a 39-year-old who turned professional again in 2009, whereas Tishchenko is 31 and turned professional in 2018.
10 Mikael Lawal vs Isaac Chamberlain
Though not on the stage of a few of the different fights on this listing, a British cruiserweight title battle between Lawal, the champion, and Chamberlain can be a tasty battle for London and will act because the launchpad for one in all them.