Year in Review / Best in Boxing 2011

My personal top choices in boxing for the year 2011 in the major categories
By David Martinez / Boxing Historian
FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: Andre Ward

With two impressive one sided wins against Arthur Abraham ( May 14) and Carl Froch (Dec 17), Ward wins the coveted Super-Six Super Middleweight tournament Wanted download. He stays undefeated (25-0) and is the regaining WBA / WBC Super Middleweight champion.

Runner Up: Jorge Arce

FIGHT OF THE YEAR: Andre Berto vs ojdbc8.jar. Victor Ortiz (April 16)

Berto down in round one, Ortiz down in round two and both fighters down in round six … Ortiz wins WBC Welterweight title over previously unbeaten Berto by unanimous 12 round decision in a high energy paced fight 월광보합 커스텀롬 다운로드.

Runners Up: Akira Yaegashi vs. Pornsawan Porpramook … Luis Concepcion vs. Hernan Marquez

ROUND OF THE YEAR: Alfredo Angulo vs 다운로드. James Kirkland / Round 1 (November 5)

This fight starts off right from the opening bell in non-stop action. Just thirty seconds into the round Angulo drops Kirkland with a counter right hand , as it appears Kirkland is done, he survives and as the round nears the end he delivers his own punch that drops Angulo – in a round for the ages 다운로드.

Runners Up: Brandon Rios vs. Urbano Antillon / Round 1… Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz / Round 6


KNOCKOUT OF THE YAER:  NONITO DONAIRE VS. FERNANDO MONTIEL (February 19)
A picture perfect left hook by Donaire. The KO punch came early and unexpectedly in the second round. Donaire wins the WBC / WBO Bantamweight belts with spectacular knockout.
Runner Up: Brandon Rios vs. Urbano Antillon
FIGHTER COMEBACK PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Mike Alvarado vs. Breidis Prescott (November 12)Alvarado behind on all scorecards going into final round, cut in the mouth and eye swollen almost shut, he knocks out Prescott with a minute and seven seconds left in the fight.
Runner Up: Rico Ramos vs. Akifumi Shimoda

UPSET OF THE YEAR: Fernando Guerrero vs. Grady Brewer (June 17)

Forty year old Brewer (27-12) scores 4th round knockout over the younger 24 year old undefeated Guerrero (21-0) in their NABF junior middleweight title fight.

Runners Up: James Kirkland vs. Nobuhiro Ishida … Orlando Salido vs. Juan Manuel Lopez

 

Starting the new year 2012, my dynamite dozen “pound for pound” boxers are:

1.)  Floyd Mayweather – Welterweight
2.)  Manny Pacquiao – Welterweight
3.)  Sergio Martinez – Middleweight
4.)  Andre Ward – Super Middleweight
5.)  Nonito Donaire – Bantamweight
6.)  Juan Manuel Marquez – Lightweight
7.)  Lucian Bute – Super Middleweight
8.)  Pongsaklek Wonjongkam – Flyweight
9.)  Timothy Bradley – Junior Welterweight
10.)  Yuriorkis Gamboa – Featherweight
11.)  Wladimir Klitschko – Heavyweight
12.)  Miguel Cotto – Junior Middleweight

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