There is a very interesting discussion that is going on in a previous item that I want to bring to the forefront. The discussion concerns the feasibility and possibility of putting together a Beltway Boxing Supercard featuring the elite of our boxers.
Currently, we have eight Beltway Boxers that are ranked in the top 15 of the four major governing bodies (WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO). We also have three boxers ranked in the Ring Magazine rankings. I think at least a few of them should be involved in a proposed supercard.
What follows is a FANTASY scenario of what a super card might look like:
MAIN EVENT -- For the WBO Heavyweight Title:
Sultan Ibragimov (Champion) vs. Tony "The Tiger" Thompson (mandatory)
CO-FEATURE -- For the WBC/WBA Cruiserweight Title:
Jean-Marc Mormeck (Champion) vs. Darnell "The Ding-A-Ling Man" Wilson
CO-FEATURE -- For the WBO Lightweight Title:
Michael Katsidis (Champion) vs. Anthony Peterson (Number one contender)
For the WBC Continental Americas Junior Middleweight title:
Jimmy Lange (Champion) vs. Yuri Foreman
For the WBC US Junior Welterweight title:
Lamont Peterson (champion) vs. Demetrius Hopkins
Special Attraction -- 10 Rounds:
Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken (former IBF Featherweight champion) vs. Jason Litzau
Also featuring rising Beltway Boxing prospects, Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow, Andrew "The Doo Man" Farmer, Tim Coleman, Ron "Teflon" Boyd, etc.
I would like to hear more from fans on this, but I would also like to hear from people within the sport of boxing itself -- promoters, matchmakers, trainers, commission personnel, boxers (don't get mad if your name's not on here. This is just an example.)
How close can we come to something like this happening? I know there is money and ego and travel among other things to consider. But how close to this can we get? What are the true obstacles and how can we overcome them?
In your comments, please be informative and not nasty. This is not a subject where we have to say who's better for the sport. This might be the discussion that can truly benefit everyone involved with the Beltway Boxing community.