The 2021 Year End Awards

Performance of the year:

Oleksandr Usyk w 12 Anthony Joshua: Usyk needed to fight the perfect fight to outpoint the unified heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua and he handed in the perfect performance

Floyd Mayweather explains key advantage Oleksandr Usyk holds over Anthony  Joshua - Mirror Online

Fighter of the year award:

Canelo Alvarez beats Billy Joe Saunders: What's next? - Sports Illustrated

Canelo This is easy Canelo went 3-0 with 3KOs against increasingly difficult opposition ( Yildrim, Saunders, Plant) to become undisputed super middleweight champ and get one of his mandatories out of the way. 

Fight of the Year:

Chocolatito vs Estrada II: SuperFight 2021 - NY FIGHTS

Choclatito vs Estrada 2 It was hard to outdo their first one and the sequel is hardly better than the original. However, this did it, barring a highly questionable decision this fight featured a back and forth war between two legends and a future hall of farmers. The third is scheduled for early 2022 cant wait.

Trainer of the Year: 

Canelo Alvarez beats Billy Joe Saunders: What's next? - Sports Illustrated

Eddy Reynoso: Canelo Ryan Garcia, Oscar Valdez, Eddy Reynoso Jesus Martinez. An amazing year for the emerging trainer in the sport

KO of the Year:

Max Boxing - Sub Lead - Given little chance to win, Gabriel Rosado scores  one punch knockout over 'Bully' Bektemir Melikuziev

Gabe Rosado KO3  Bektemir MelikuzievGabe looked outclassed but he was simply setting up something and that something scored in the third round with about 1:43 left in the form of a thudding right hand the boxing world will not soon forget

Round of the Year:

Tyson Fury beats Deontay Wilder to retain WBC heavyweight boxing title – as  it happened | Sport | The Guardian

Round 10  Fury vs Wilder 3: Perhaps the best round of heavyweight boxing since Bowe-Holyfield round 10 nearly 30 years ago. A right hand put a very faded Wilder down about halfway through the epic stanza, Wilder courageously got to his feet and just when he looked down he get going staggering Fury at the end of the round and putting forth one last stand

Fighter You’ve Never Heard of Award:

Rick Medina jr. The San Antonio prospect turned 21 later in the year and had an outstanding 2021 scoring four big wins, first in Mexico over Jose Alfredo Cobos, then a win over Omar Castillo who owns a victory over former world champion John Michael Johnson then beating Rafael Reyes who owns an impressive  victory over then-undefeated prospect Ignacio Chairez and finally his career-best win over Oscar Mojica, who outpointed Paddy Barnes in his last outing

Upset of the Year:

Sandor Martin scores stunning upset of former four-division champion Mikey  Garcia -

Sandor Martin W10 Mikey GarciaSandor Martin had previously been taken apart by Anthony Yigit in 2017 besides that we never saw him in with world-level competition. Mikey Garcia was not long ago a pound-for-pound elite and has a hall of fame resume. This looked like one-way traffic on apart. However, Martin did the unthinkable and pulled the upset via the majority decision.

 Robbery of the Year: 

Mykal Fox dominates Gabriel Maestre, but loses highly controversial  decision - The Ring

 Gabriel Maestre W12 Mykal Fox:

Just a horrible decision when the first scorecard was read off Fox looked shocked as if he knew was coming as if he knew the judges were going to steal it and they did. This isn’t just the robbery of the year it may have been the single worst robbery I have seen ever. Gloria Martinez Rizzo’s scorecard of 117-110 is the single worst scorecard of all time.

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