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Manny Pacquiao Named Fighter of The Year By WBC

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

The World Boxing Council has named pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao as "The Boxer of the Year" following his devastating victories over Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton and WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto last year.

The WBC saluted Pacquiao who has set a record of winning seven world titles in seven different weight divisions and as the First Diamond World Champion  of the pre-eminent boxing organization and holder of the very first and historic Diamond green and gold belt.

WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman made the announcement based on voting by the World Boxing Council, Mexican journalists and fans through the WBC website. Sulaiman said the awardees would be hnored in a special gala ceremony in February although no date has been set as yet.

Named "World Champion of the Year" is the king of the heavyweights, Vitali Klitschko, of Ukraine, with a total of three defenses which was more than the usual number of title dvefenses by a heavyweight within within such period of time.
 
Klitschko knocked out Juan Carlos Gomez and Chris Arreola in March and September, respectively, and also defeated Kevin Johnson in a very clear decision.

Undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr won the award for the "Comeback of the Year". Mayweather returned almost two years after he announced his retirement and scored a lopsided unanimous decision over Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.
 
Mayweather has won five championships as well as five green and gold belts in five different WBC divisions, having faced rivals of the highest level of recognition in the world.
 
Voted the "Revelation of the Year" was  Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, of Mexico, with a record of 30 wins, 22 of them by knockout and a draw.

With seven wins in the year “Canelo” has already become an idol of Mexican fans.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jrich on 01-29-2010

The World Boxing Council has named also the coward fighter of the year goes to MGAYWEATHER lol. they should also give an award for this guys whos ducking the 40M$ fights imagine for that?

Comment by Kampung.Boy on 01-29-2010

Congratulations champ!

Comment by Fearless on 01-29-2010

Well he deserved it, last 2009 was Pac's year regardless of people assume him to be on.

Comment by Fearless BONG on 01-29-2010

It is impossible for a human being to be completely devoid of opinion. Every person who knows anything about today’s boxing world has an opinion of Manny Pacquiao, and everyone seems to be eager to share it. While the majority…

Comment by steeluv on 01-29-2010

well done Pacquaio! Team Mayweather should have won for Sh!t talkers of the year!

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