Join Date: Nov 2010
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Fighter of the Year:
Froch. Burns a decent/worthy runner-up. Jamie McDonnell for missing the headlines but winning all the big fights.
Fight of the Year:
Froch v Bute.
Non Participant of the Year:
Channel 5 for showing boxing on Saturday night mainstream TV. McCracken for his superb work for Froch and the excellent Team GB set-up.
Prospect of the Year:
Eubank Junior, Kid Galahad, Kevin Satchell and John Ryder.
Round of the Year:
Round 4 Froch v Bute. No, not the obvious big, knock-down round. But a great round because Froch stalks Bute and does what he wants with a previously unbeaten fighter. Takes a break for the first 2 mins and then launches into Bute again as he pleases. Complete domination and Bute lurches back to his corner looking like a man who knows he's in trouble.
Event of the Year:
Haye v Chisora. Heaps of hype, full 'old school' outdoor boxing night. Also Froch v Bute at Nottingham, because Bute suddenly realises that he's actually the rasher of bacon sizzling in the middle of a red-hot frying pan.
Upset of the Year:
Kerry Hope beats Proska to win European middleweight crown. A 'shot' and 'just over here for the pay cheque' Corley beats-up McCloskey in Belfast.
Letdown of the Year:
Drugs in boxing - Adams and Olubamiwo.
Too many fights - Ricky Hatton, Danny Williams.
Career in the dumps - Nathan Cleverly, talented, unbeaten and still unknown
Domestic/world-level fights we all want in 2013
Quigg v Frampton
Cleverly v Bellew 2
Fury v Price
Eubank v Saunders
Brook v Khan
Burns v Rees
Young Guns we'll be talking about in 2013
Jazza Dickens, Gary Cornish, Frank Buglioni, Anthony Joshua.