Year in Review / The Best in Boxing 2014

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I have assembled my personal choices in boxing for the past last year 2014 in the five major categories and “pound for pound” ranking for the year ending 2014 다운로드.  Picks are solely my opinion, as I respect and welcome the opinions of others.

Terence Crawford

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: Terence Crawford

WBO lightweight champion (25-0 / 17 by KO)

Crawford pic

three successful wins: Ricky Burns (UD 12) 3-1-14, Yuriorkis Gamboa (KO 9) 6-28-14, Raymundo Beltran (UD 12) 11-29-14

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***  Runner Up’s (in order) : Sergy Kovalev, Naoya Inoue, Roman Gonzalez, Wladimir Klitschko, Carl Froch

 

FIGHT OF THE YEAR: Orlando Salido vs 다운로드. Terdsak Kokietgym (KO11)

September 20,2014 / WBO interim super featherweight championship

NOTE – Salido down in rounds 1,2,5 / Kokietgym down in rounds 1,4,7,11

***  Runner Up: Lucas Matthysse vs 유클라우드 매니저 다운로드. John Molina (KO 11) 4-26-14

 

ROUND OF THE YEAR: Francisco Vargas vs. Juan Manuel Lopez (Round 3)

July 12, 2014

***  Runner Up: Tommy Coyle vs. Daniel Brizuela (Round 11) 2-22-14

 

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev (KO 5)

IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight championship / November 15, 2014

***  Runner Up: Andy Lee vs. John Jackson (KO 5) 6-7-14

 

UPSET OF THE YEAR: Chris Algieri vs. Ruslan Provodnikov (SD 12)

June 14, 2014 / WBO junior lightweight championship

***  Runner Up: Vivian Harris vs. Jorge Paez Jr. (MD 10) 3-22-14

 

My top dozen (12) “pound for pound” ranking ending the year 2014

1)  Floyd Mayweather (47-0 / 26 by KO)

2)  Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2 / 38 by KO)

3)  Wladimir Klitschko (63-3 / 53 by KO)

4)  Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0 / 10 by KO)

5)  Roman Gonzalez (41-0 / 35 by KO)

6) Gennady Golovkin (31-0 / 28 by KO)

7)  Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1 / 40 by KO)

8)  Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1 / 23 by KO)

9)  Carl Froch (33-2 / 24 by KO)

10) Mikey Garcia (34-0 / 28 by KO)

11) Danny Garcia (20-0 / 17 by KO)

12) Miguel Cotto (39-4 / 32 by KO)

Honorable Mention (in order): Terence Crawford, Timothy Bradley, Canelo Alvarez,  Juan Francisco Estrada, Leo Santa Cruz, Naoya Inque

NOTE – Andre Ward (inactive)

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