Gennady Golovkin had defeated all comers at middleweight since turning professional

Five fights we’d really like to see this year

With a disappointing 2016 now in the books, we only hope 2017 will deliver more meaningful fights for boxing fans than the last 12 months could muster. Ignoring ongoing promotional disputes, TV network politics and fighters’ unwillingness to step up, Knockoutpunch delivers its wishlist.

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Keith 'One Time' Thurman is looking for his next opponent.

Poll: Who should Keith Thurman fight next?

After unfying welterweight titles with his split decision victory over Danny Garcia on 4 March, Keith Thurman is likely to take a well-earned rest to consider his options. But when he does return to the ring later in the year, who would you like to see ‘One Time’ face? Have your say in our poll.

Poll: Who should Manny Pacquiao fight next?

The Filipino legend enjoyed a stellar 2016, with quality wins over Timothy Bradley Jr in April and the unbeaten Jesse Vargas in November to regain a portion of the welterweight world title. But who should the 38-year-old fight next time he steps inside the square circle? Have your say in our poll.