Review: 2011-02-26, exciting fight with three knockdowns between Brandon Rios and Miguel Acosta; at the moment it is the most beautiful boxing fight of 2011 and could be a candidate for Fight of the Year 2011. Miguel Acosta (28-3-2) was the holder of the WBA World lightweight title, won in 2009 against Urbano Antillon and then defended last year versus Paulus Moses (both fighting won by ko); while the undefeated Brandon Rios (26-0-1) seven years younger than Acosta, it was the first chance to became world champion. Acosta vs Rios is valid for the WBA World lightweight title. Watch the video! Read more
Review: 2011-02-19, Montiel seems confused while Donaire begins immediately with quick and heavy punches…the bout was spectacular, perhaps too fast, with one of the best knockouts of the year: four stars. Fernando Montiel entered the fight with a record of 44-2-2 while Nonito Donaire had a record of 25-1-0. Donaire vs Montiel is valid for the WBC and WBO bantamweight titles. Watch the video! Read more
Review: 2002-11-23, after the first fight between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward, it was immediately organized a second fight between the “Irish” and the “Thunder”, both to give the opportunity for revenge to Gatti and because anyone would want to see again a spectacular fight as the first one. Thus, six months later, here we are are with Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward 2, which didn’t disappoint the expectations of the fans and was certainly another very exciting fight; this time Gatti managed to overturn the result… Watch the video! Read more
Review: 2002-05-18, Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward 1, has been the Ring Magazine fight of the year of 2002, a real boxing war between two very different fighters. Arturo Gatti, that was younger than 7 years, was one of the most beautiful boxers to see for his technique, while Micky Ward was a boxer that wanted to use his physical strength and had a jaw of iron. Someone has labeled Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti 1 as “The Fight of the Century” and therefore we understand why after this fight they will face in two other fighting (Gatti vs Ward 2 six months later, and Gatti vs Ward 3 in 2003). Watch the video! Read more
‘Best of Boxing’, is the annual ranking of the best boxing fights of the year 2001, matches rated by AllTheBestFights.
Clicking on the names of the boxers you can watch and rate the video of the fight (if it is available on the web) and read some info about it. However, you do not find a link for all the boxing matches because we create a single post just for the 4 and 5 stars fights or for the most important ones.
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Review: 2001-07-13, we had rated this fight four stars but after watching it again, thanks to the comments of “Cleming81” and “mattsnow81”, we have changed our rating in five (on February 6, 2015) because Micky Ward vs Emanuel Augustus was an absolute war thanks to a tremendous pace and some amazing exchanges in which both boxers showed huge heart (in the comments you can see how we rate it round by round).
Micky Ward, one of the most popular boxers despite not being very technical, entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 36-10-0 (27 knockouts) while his opponent, Emanuel Augustus Burton, had not an exceptional record, 24-17-4 (12 knockouts) and close his career with 38 victories, 34 defeats and 6 draws but he faced some of the best boxers in those years: John John Molina, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Carlos Wilfredo Vilches, David Diaz, Ruslan Provodnikov, etc. This bout has been the Ring Magazine fight of the year of 2001, but there were other three exciting battles in that year that we rated with five stars: De La Hoya vs Gatti, Wonjongkam vs Tunacao, Pacquiao vs Ledwaba. Watch the video!
Review: 2001-04-07, Marco Antonio Barrera vs Naseem Hamed was probably the most anticipated fight of 2001, two great boxing champions, both very spectacular. Barrera had a record of 52 wins and 3 losses (two with Junior Jones and one against Erik Morales, bout named fight of the year of 2000) while Prince Naseem Hamed still had a perfect record: 35 fights with no defeats. The two boxers hated each others in fact during the fight there are some improprieties, but it was one of the most exciting fights of 2001. Watch the video!
Review: 2001-06-23, Kostya Tszyu vs Oktay Urkal was one of the best boxing fights of 2001. Tszyu was the world champion for both WBA and WBC light welterweight division and he faced Oktay Urkal, at his first attempt to win a world title (he was the EBU European champion). However Urkal, that had never lost in 28 matches, proved to be a tough fighter in fact Kostya Tszyu vs Oktay Urkal was a great and balanced fight. Watch the video!
Review: 2001-05-05, valid for the WBO light heavyweight title, Dariusz Michalczewski vs Alejandro Lakatos was certainly one of the best boxing fights of 2001. Both boxers had never lost until that day, but Michalczewski had much more experience, being older than five years and especially because he had 43 professional fights while Lakatos only 15. Watch the video!
Review: 2001-05-12, Felix Trinidad vs William Joppy has certainly been one of the best boxing fights of 2001. Tito Trinidad still had a spotless record, with 39 victories in 39 fights and he was at the top of his career, having already beaten boxers such as Fernando Vargas, Oscar De La Hoya and Pernell Whitaker; Joppy, instead, had lost once (against Julio Cesar Green, who then won in the rematch) and had a respectable record of 32 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. Felix Trinidad vs William Joppy was valid for the WBA middleweight title. Watch the video!