16 Jun 2022

The 2022 Mid-Year Boxing Awards | Who Is Standing Out?

As we get to the halfway point in the year, here is Lukie’s take on the awards as we head into a stacked summer schedule of boxing. Boxer Of The Year 2021 winner: Canelo Dmitry Bivol – After defeating Canelo Alvarez, the consensus pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, Bivol

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26 Dec 2021

2021 Fight of the Year: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III

Rarely is the lasting image of a trilogy the best one, and even more so, is it the one we will talk about to define the series, but not unlike an episodic TV program on a subscription service, Fury vs. Wilder got better over time, and didn’t fizzle out.  The

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12 Sep 2020

ICYMI: Alex Dilmaghani vs Smir Ziani, A Fight-of-the-Year Worthy Bout

Lightweight Alex Dilmaghani and Samir Ziani may never rule the lightweight division for years to come, and realistically, they may end up in a brutal fight down the road, as a stay-busy for a future legend of the sport, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that when they faced each

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02 Jan 2019

2018 Northern California Fight of the Year: Ryan Bourland vs. Jose Hernandez II

In a rematch of their bout earlier this year in which Jose Hernandez picked up the decision over the hometown Bourland for the regional light heavyweight GBO title, Bourland made his last fight before retirement a good one. In a close and competitive bout, that saw both men have their

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01 Jan 2019

2018 Fight of the Year: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jorge Linares

A lot of fight of the year contenders or winners I have noticed have been bouts in which both fighters make critical mistakes and both have to fight back with a pension of heart after a physical or cognitive impairment forcing them out of their comfort zone. Well, this is a

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01 Jan 2018

Northern California Fight of the Year: Eddie Diaz vs. Luis Garcia II

Northern and Central California fight of the year – Eddie Diaz vs. Luis Garcia II In a rematch that was put on by local Northern California promoter Mike Bazan, Luis Garcia and Eddie Diaz did battle over all eight rounds of a regional title fight in a bout that was

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01 Jan 2018

Fight of the Year: Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs

Fight of the Year – Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs Daniel Jacobs had been disrespected, belittled and largely marginalized going into his bout with Gennady Golovkin as whispers of being dropped by Dmitry Pirog loomed heading into fighting the furious puncher, Golovkin. What happened instead was a modern day classic in

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24 Dec 2017

Round of the Year: Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko, Round 5

Round of the Year – Round 5, Klitschko vs Joshua In what was Anthony Joshua crowning moment as a heavyweight boxer was not without a fright as Wladimir Klitschko sent Joshua to the canvas in the fifth round that deafened a sold-out crowd at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, a charismatic British

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27 Dec 2016

Northern California Fight of the Year: Jonathan Chicas vs. Bilal Mahasin

In a trend that seemingly happens more and more as of late, the best fight in the whole Northern California region took place in the month of January nearly a year ago to this day. The bout which was put together by matchmaker Andy Nance as well as promoter Osric

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27 Dec 2016

Fight of the Year: Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter

In a year filled with good fights such as Orlando Salido and Francisco Vargas going life or death with one and another, Andre Ward barely pulling off a win over Sergey Kovalev and Jermall Charlo knocking out Julian Williams, one fight to me stands out above the rest – Keith

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