posted by mightygloves.com on December 27, 2009, in Punch Lines By Judi Abate
It's that time of year again, Santa has come and gone and New Year's is just around the corner. The final bell has rung for the end of the boxing year, 2009. Boxing scribes are busy reviewing tapes and compiling their lists of the best and the worst of 2009.
Of course, the Manny versus Cotto was a big event for fight fans this year, but it was hardly the only fight on the planet. I have made my choices for the best and worse that boxing 2009 had to offer. I'm looking forward to a more exciting, enjoyable and entertaining 2010 in the square circle. Keep Boxing Strong!
Best Fight- Williams vs. Martinez
Best Fighter-Manny Pacquiao
Best Women's Fighter- Ann Marie Saccurato
Best KO- Pacquiao vs. Hatton
Best Round- Williams vs. Martinez Rd.1
Pacquiao vs. Cotto Rd.3
Best Prospect- Victor Ortiz
Best Trainer- Freddie Roach
Best Upset- Ward vs. Kessler
Margarito vs. Mosley
Green vs. RJJ
Salago vs. Linares
Best P4P- Manny Pacquiao
Best Comeback- Amir Khan
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Contender to Champion- Yuri Foreman
Best Kept Secret-Denis Boytstov
Best Jab- Miquel Cotto
Best Hook- Solis
Best News- Super 6 tournament
Best Division- Welterweight
"I Told You So"-Malignaggi winning Diaz
Dream Fights of 2010- Cotto vs. Margarito II
Pavlik vs. Martinez
Pavlik vs. Williams
Adamek vs. Haye
Green vs. Dawson
Worst Fight-Haye vs. Valuev
Klitschko vs. Johnson
Camacho Jr. vs. Campas
Worst Mismatch-Klitschko vs. Arreloa
Worst Robbery-martinez vs. Cintron(Draw)
Guzman vs. Funeka
Worst Scandal- Margarito and his hand wraps.
Shocker- Green vs. RJJ
Worst Scoring-Gale E. Van Hoy
Dirtiest-Froch vs. Dirrell
Hard Luck Boxers- BHop
Worst News- RIP Gatti, Forrest and Arguello.
Poo Or Get Off The Pot-Chavez Jr.
Bloody Mug- Barrera
PPV Rip Off-RJJ vs. Lacey
Disappointing- Kelly Pavlik
Embarrassing- Mayweather ( Not making weight.)
Hang Up Your Gloves,Please.-RJJ