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Boxer Of The Year: Gennady Golovkin

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 02 Jan 2015

Boxer of the Year: Gennady Golovkin

By Kevin Iole -   Yahoo Sports
It was a strange year in so many ways in boxing. There were so many very good performances, but no one fighter stood out clearly above the others.

Take, for instance, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. No single fighter might have had a better one night than Cotto did on June 7 at Madison Square Garden. He thrilled an overflowing crowd by knocking Sergio Martinez down three times in the first round en route to a 10th-round stoppage in a bout for the linear world title.

For those who don't know what the linear title is, it's as impressive as it gets: He's the man who beat the man who beat the man. Being the linear champion means one has worked through all the sanctioning body politics that too often strangle the sport and simply won the "real" championship.

It's a big deal
And so, Cotto could easily be the 2014 Fighter of the Year.

But he's not, because...


Danko's Photo Danko 02 Jan 2015

This end of year awards stuff is the biggest joke in boxing. It's just a way for these loser writers to make a buck.

ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 02 Jan 2015

Mane danko rights cuz. Dis a joke 3G aunt fight no real fighter cuz