2015 was a very good year in boxing and we had many strong boxing prospects that will lead the way as we go into 2016. All the candidates below made the Real Combat Media Boxing Prospect top 5 list.
Erickson Lubin : The 21 year old Florida southpaw Lubin (13-0, 10 KO) shows all the tools of a possible middleweight champion in 2017 or in 2018. He has height, skill, speed, power, and finishing ability. Lubin turned pro in 2013 at the age of 18.
Gervonta Davis: The TMT fighter is known for his devastating K0 power. Tank who is a 5 foot 6 southpaw is (15-0, 14 Kos) in just 2 years of work. He stopped all of his 5 opponents in 2015. The 21 year old has not had a major test, however we hope in 2016 he will get a shot at a ranked opponent.
Artur Beterbiev: 30-year old Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KO) won two fights in 2015 and has recently been inactive due to an injury. He defeated former light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo and Alexander Johnson. The PBC fighter could be a solid contender for Adonis Stevenson by the end of 2016 or fight Sergey Kovalev in 2017.
Dmitry Bivol: Born in Kyrgyzstan, Bivol (5-0, 5 KO) won four times in 2015.. Bivol’s opponents all had winning records so far. Bivol, 25, hopes to be major force at 175lbs for the years to come and has a lot of punching power.
Antoine Douglas: (19-0-1,13 Kos) had an amazing 2015. Antoine, 23, went 3-0 in 2015 and won by TKO stoppage against all his opponents on ShoBox. Antoine will be fighting on Showtime Championship boxing in 2016. Antoine possesses a rapid fire jab and defeated undefeated Thomas Lamanna and undefeated Istvan Szilli in 2015. Look out for Antoine in 2016 and for many years to come.
Errol Spence: The 25-year old Spence (19-0, 16 KO) is turning into a solid contender in 2015. Errol defeated Alejandro Barrera, Chris van Heerden, Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas all by stoppage. All four opponents had a combined record of 97-4. Expect Spence to be in title contention late 2016 and in 2017. Spence is a terrific body puncher with a systematic style that breaks down his opponent’s will. Winner: Errol Spence, Real Combat Media 2015 Boxing Prospect of the Year