Who will take over at the helm of the boxing world after Mayweather and Pacquiao Retire?

By Boxing News - 03/20/2012 - Comments

Image: Who will take over at the helm of the boxing world after Mayweather and Pacquiao Retire?By Dallan O’ Donnell: It is a worry for fans and boxing analysis alike that one day boxing will no longer have that Cash Cow or Main Event Fighter after Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao retire. The two are by far the biggest draws in sport let alone boxing. Their revenues surpass any other fighter in the world today, but what does happen when these two greats eventually hang up their gloves?

Who will take over, and make sure beyond all doubt that boxing is still the greatest sport in the world. There are few boxers who will come close to the greatness that both men have achieved not only in the ring but commercially also. But we must not forget that boxing has survived great fighters retiring from the heavyweight division and along came Cassius Clay, better known as Muhammad Ali.

Boxing has always found an alternative, it will no doubt produce a mega star in the future who could surpass both Mayweather and Pacquiao. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of fighters who draw the crowd now, like Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez to name but two. However, these two fighters are also at the twilight of their careers. The future, in my opinion, is going to be left up to undefeated super middleweight champion Andre Ward, undefeated super-welterweight champion Saul Alvarez, undefeated middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., undefeated British welterweight Kell Brook and undefeated super featherweight Adrien Broner.

Now not all of these fighters will end up being superstars but if I had to hazard a guess for those who will, I believe Kell Brook and Adrien Broner will be the two to watch very closely. Brook has a massive following for his bout in Sheffield, England against Matthew Hatton.

If he could emulate possibly one of the most popular boxers in Ricky Hatton then British Boxing will be safe. Broner with his style and free flowing skills will attract a massive following also. Boxing will always be safe as long as we have fighters to watch and write about and of course as long as we have the fans, the writers stay loyal to one of the oldest art forms known to man.

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