The new year is upon us, so here are things I'd like to see in boxing in 2016:
The big one, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, in a big drama show this fall. And how about doing it at Cowboys Stadium and at 160 pounds instead of a silly catch weight?
A rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Just joking.
Sergey Kovalev against Adonis Stevenson in June and then Kovalev against Andre Ward in the fall.
For Prichard Colon to wake up from his coma.
Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, my pick for 2015 promoter of the year, to keep doing what it's been doing -- making excellent shows (big and small) on a regular basis and matching their guys in legitimate, fan-friendly fights.
For Premier Boxing Champions to focus more on the quality of fights instead of the quantity of fights.
A top-quality fight for junior lightweight titlist Francisco Vargas, which means either a rematch of his epic war with Takashi Miura or a fight with Orlando Salido or Yuriorkis Gamboa.
The return of Marcos Maidana, because boxing is more fun when he's fighting.
For Bernard Hopkins to get that one last big fight he wants and then, win, lose or draw, for him to walk away.
For Amir Khan to accept the fact that he's not getting Mayweather or Pacquiao and finally make a deal to fight Kell Brook.
The abolition of multiple titles in the same weight class and no more interim titles period -- unless a titleholder is injured and will be sidelined for an extended period.
For the rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko not to stink out loud like their first horrible fight.
Not only a rematch between pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada but for both to earn big paydays for the fight.
For the U.K.'s BoxNation channel to be available in the United States.
Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II. They're not what they once were but I'd watch that.
For VADA to conduct drug testing for every big fight.
The continued resurgence of the heavyweight division thanks to entertaining fighters such as Deontay Wilder and top prospects Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker, among others.
Hall of Fame election for the late Genaro Hernandez.
Retirement for Roy Jones and James Toney.
Another edition of promoter Artie Pelullo's Boxcino tournament.
Pay-per-view cards that are actually worth the money with main events that begin well before midnight ET.
World title shots for Julian Williams and Jermell Charlo.
For fighters to stop missing weight so frequently.
We're likely to get it soon but let's get the Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter deal done already.
Same as every year: For HBO to bring back the iconic "World Championship Boxing" theme music (and also for "Boxing After Dark" while I'm at it) and to produce a new batch of "Legendary Nights" episodes. It's time. (Hey, new HBO Sports boss Peter Nelson, you reading?)
That the Carl Frampton-Scott Quigg fight is so good there's a rematch.
A quality opponent for Errol Spence Jr.
American television exposure for the best little guy most people have never heard of, Japan's junior bantamweight titlist and powerhouse prodigy Naoya Inoue.
If not a rematch of last year's sensational cruiserweight title fight upset between Krzysztof Glowacki and Marco Huck, a unification fight between Glowacki and the always-exciting titleholder Denis Lebedev.
A healthy shoulder for Artur Beterbiev.
More Luis Ortiz, Vyacheslav Shabranskyy and Felix Verdejo, please.
Less Guillermo Rigondeaux, Erislandy Lara and Miguel Vazquez, please.
Standardized medical testing for fighters across the country. It shouldn't be easier to be licensed in South Carolina than it is in Nevada or harder to be licensed in California than it is in Kentucky.
A meaningful opponent for Terrence Crawford.
For Oleksandr Usyk to come and fight stateside.
Jermall Charlo in a title defense against Demetrius Andrade. They both need a fight to create some interest and that would do it.
A Timothy Bradley Jr. rematch with Ruslan Provodnikov.
For Atlantic City to make a comeback.
A four-man lightweight tournament with Jorge Linares' mandatory against Dejan Zlaticanin in one semifinal and a Terry Flanagan-Anthony Crolla unification bout in the other semi. Winners meet in the fall.
For Adrien Broner to grow up.
A little decorum on Twitter.
Competition for the brilliant Vasyl Lomachenko.
For Fight Freaks everywhere, great fights all year long.
And, as usual, for peace on Earth, but not inside the ring.
Happy New Year.