Chris Algieri vs. Manny Pacquiao
The internet has been abuzz with so much new information since this fight was announced. Top Rank and Golden Boy patching things up. HBO bringing back Oscar's fighters. Al Haymon becoming boxing's biggest enemy for competitive fights. Mayweather steadfastly refusing to face Pacquiao, unless he leaves Arum. Pacquiao refusing to do so. Does this matter come fight time? No, Pacquiao is always focused in the ring. Algieri, however, does matter. Unless there is still a big gap in talent, I see a style nightmare for Manny. Algieri is tall, smart, quick, brave, and determined. Pacquiao's left may finish off the eye that Provodnikov started, but barring that, I am picking the upset. Algieri by close MD.
Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergei Kovalev
This is a battle between two freaks of nature, for entirely different reasons. Kovalev's power is scary, and his delivery method is even unique. The man's jab has finished off opponents. Other than Sonny Liston, I can't think of too many others who did that. Hopkins' refusal to age is what makes him an "Alien". Eventually, he is going to be too old, and many are picking this fight as the night. However, this has never been the style to bother Hopkins. Trinidad, Pavlik, Tarver... all brutal punchers, all couldn't hurt or win a round against B-Hop. Hopkins will throw less punches this time, but that will be what makes it close. Hopkins by closer than normal UD.
Tomasz Adamek vs. Artur Spilka
Adamek is another I wish would just retire. However, with other shot Pole's he has always done well. Spilka showed what little he has at the higher levels when he fought Bryant Jennings. This is a chance for Adamek to shine, and look less done than he really is. Adamek in a late TKO. Shrewd matchmaking.
Tyson Fury vs. Dereck Chisora 2
Fury has been idle for quite some time, and during which, both men's careers have changed.