Year in Review / The Best in Boxing 2019

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I have assembled my personal choices in boxing for the past year 2019, in six major categories.  Picks are solely my opinion, and I sincerely respect and welcome the opinions of others – thank you!

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR:
Naoya Inoue (19-0 / 16 by KO)
IBF / WBA (Super) / Bantamweight Champion

5-18-19 / vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0) / KO 2

11-7-19 / vs. Nonito Donaire (40-5) UD 12

*** Runner Up’s:

Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2 / 36 by KO)

Josh Taylor (16-0 / 12 by KO)

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FIGHT OF THE YEAR:

11-7-19 / Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire / UD 12

*** Runner Up’s:

9-28-19 / Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter / SD 12

10-26-19 / Josh Taylor vs. Regis Prograis / MD 12

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ROUND OF THE YEAR:

11-7-19 / Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire / Round 11

*** Runner Up’s:

3-3-19 / Luis Ortiz vs. Deontay Wilder 1 / Round 3

6-1-19 / Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 1 / Round 3

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KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR:

4-11-19 / Nonito Donaie vs. Stephon Young / KO 6

*** Runner Up’s:

11-23-19 / Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz 2 / KO 7

4-12-19 / Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla / Round 4

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UPSET OF THE YEAR:

 6-1-19  / Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 1 / KO 10

*** Runner Up’s:

1-18-19 / Pablo Cesar vs. Jorge Linares / KO 1

6-21-19 / Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado / KO 3

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PROSPECT OF THE YEAR:

Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0 / 15 by KO)

Runner Up’s:

Nikita Ababiy (8-0 / 6 by KO)

Sunny Edwards (14-0 / 4 by KO)

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