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Potential Big Fight Matchups - Part 2 (UK version)

I didn't intitially intend on doing this, but after thinking about the amount of quality all UK fights that are there to be made, i thought i'd make a second list.

Most probably will happen at some point, some won't, but here are the one's that i think are the most appealing/relevant:

1/ Amir Khan vs Kell Brook - Khan's speed against Brook's timing, accuracy, and reflexes. I pick Brook but i think it would be close.

2/ Ricky Burns vs Kevin Mitchell - Burns is the bigger man and gets by with his sound fundamentals and seemingly solid chin. Mitchell has more athletic abilty, more natural talent, and can bang a bit too. I find this fight very interesting and i think the bookies would have the odds very close.

3/ Tyson Fury vs David Price - We know it's not going to happen any time soon after Fury vacated his British title, but if they both keep winning, this rematch of an amateur fight (which Price won against an immature Fury) will be a much bigger fight down the line. Even if one loses it should still happen at some point. The interest in the UK will be huge.

4/ Carl Froch vs Nathan Cleverly - Froch has talked of moving up to 175lbs in the past. Two fighter's he wants rematches with (Mikkel Kessler and Jean Pascal) are either there already or talking of making the move. Froch walks around not much over the super-middleweight limit though, so Cleverly would obviously be the bigger man in there, but Froch has that toughness, that heart and will, and of course all that experience. I can see this fight happening at some stage.

5/ Carl Froch vs George Groves - Give this a year or so and it could be a classic crossroads battle. Froch has been in many tough fights now and with more experience i would probably pick Groves.

6/ Scott Quigg vs Carl Frampton - Although this is a highly anticipated matchup, the vast majority did see Quigg as coming away with the win. I wonder if that opinion has changed a little since their last performances, which saw Quigg get dropped but come back to win by stoppage and Frampton impressively break down and KO his opponent (Quigg's opponent was a better quality fighter than Frampton's though). Quigg has more experience as a pro but Frampton had a respectable amateur career (which Quigg did not have) so he hit the pros running.

7/ Matthew Macklin vs Darren Barker - Should Macklin achieve the highly unlikely and beat Sergio Martinez for the real world middleweight title this Saturday, this fight won't be happening any time soon. But should he lose, as he is expected by most to do, Macklin-Barker is still there for him and it had drummed up quite a bit of interest in the UK before Barker pulled out injured last time.

8/ Lee Selby vs Stephen Smith II - Selby is a mean, tough fighter and KO'd Smith brutally in their first fight. Smith says he fought the wrong fight, got drawn into a war, and will fight smarter next time. Smith has looked good (and is a good, skilled fighter at this level) against lesser opposition since the loss, but this one reminds me a bit of Orlando Salido-Juan Manuel Lopez, in that i just think Selby has his number.

9/ Matthew Macklin vs Martin Murray - The styles of these two should just make for a tear up, an all action fight. They both come forward pretty much constantly, both like to hit to the body, and they would both give it their all. Should make for a very entertaining domestic dust up.

10/ Gavin Rees vs Gary Buckland - Rees is the European champ at lightweight, Buckland the British champ at super-feather. I'm sure Buckland could comfortably carry the extra 5lbs and be just as effective. He's a tough,come forward fighter with underrated boxing ability (at this level). Rees is the pocket dynamo who just keeps punching. Some say he is past his best now but if he is, i think that makes this all-Welsh clash all the more intriuging.

Other notable matchups: George Groves vs Brian Magee, Darren Barker vs Martin Murray, Gary Sykes vs Liam Walsh. James DeGale against anyone who Groves is matched with, or against Groves in the rematch,

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