The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are right here with boxing poised to be a giant hit. That being stated, DAZN Information is tabbing the next 5 boxers to look at as we count on these fighters to make a splash on the Summer time Video games and past.
Keyshawn Davis, USA
There is a purpose why Shakur Stevenson has gone out of his method to converse Davis’ praises. Like Stevenson, Davis is a talented boxer with a balanced package deal of velocity, accuracy and energy that might very nicely be sufficient to seize the gold for america at light-weight. What’s greatest is we have already gotten glimpses of Davis’s potential, contemplating he is 3-0 as an expert, having been allowed to compete within the Olympics in a jaunt he can not wait to start.
Davis launches his Tokyo competitors by taking up Enrico Lacruz from the Netherlands on Saturday.
Julio Cesar La Cruz, Cuba
Already a lightweight heavyweight gold medalist from the 2016 Olympics, La Cruz returns for extra within the 2020 Olympics, searching for gold at heavyweight.
What makes the 31-year-old particular is his penchant for dropping his gloves and potshotting and counterpunching opponents, whereas equally irritating them with a slick protection as he evades hurt with loads of fashion factors. The identical techniques have value him bouts earlier than, too, however La Cruz all the time places on a present alongside the way in which. Having tasted gold 5 years again, an encore efficiency would tantalize boxing followers worldwide as La Cruz is solely as distinctive as you may discover a fighter within the candy science at this time.
His quest to double up on gold medals begins Tuesday with a tilt towards Kenya’s Elly Ochola.
Shakhobidin Zoirov, Uzbekistan
Like La Cruz, Zoirov is attempting for an additional gold medal. The Uzbekistani fighter captured gold within the 2016 Rio Video games at flyweight and is searching for one other deep run within the division this 12 months.
There’s loads to love on this 5-6 1/2″ package deal of dynamite, whether or not it is lightning-quick combos or fancy footwork as he dances across the ring whereas accumulating factors. His closing bout of the 2016 Olympics additionally had Zoirov proving that when all else fails that he is greater than keen and able to placing collectively a scrappy combat to get the sting.
Can he repeat by delivering one other gold medal? His trek in Tokyo begins Sunday towards Turkey’s Batuhan Ciftci.
Lauren Value, Nice Britain
A gold medal efficiency on the 2019 World Championship demonstrated that Value is as astute of a boxer as she was a former worldwide footballer for Wales.
It additionally positions the middleweight to ring up a embellished run in these Olympics at middleweight. Prince William, for one, is all in, as evidenced by a recent chat he had with the middleweight.
Value clashes with Mongolia’s Munkhbat Myagmarjargal on Tuesday.
Eumir Marcial, Philippines
Generally it is so simple as the corporate you retain. Simply ask Marcial. After a silver medal end on the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships, the Filipino middleweight caught the attention of his fellow countryman, the legendary Manny Pacquiao.
The boxing icon signed him to his MP Promotions and Marcial debuted as an expert boxer in December with a four-round unanimous resolution over American, Andrew Whitfield. Like Pacquiao, Marcial can be educated by Freddie Roach.
Simply think about the satisfaction the 25-year-old Marcial would conjure with a stellar Olympic outing at middleweight.