2011 best BOXING fight – Saul Alvarez vs Matthew Hatton – full fight Video


5_stars_allthebestfights Review: 2011-03-05, exciting and tough fight between Saul Alvarez and Matthew Hatton with an amazing seventh round candidate for “round of the year”: definitely one of the best boxing fights of 2011. The undefeated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (20 years old) entered the fight with a record of 35-0-1 while Matthew Hatton had a record of 41-4-2. Saul Alvarez vs Hatton is valid for the vacant WBC light middleweight title. Watch the video!

2011 best BOXING fight – Brandon Rios vs Miguel Acosta – fight Video


5_stars_allthebestfights 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!

Nonito Donaire vs Fernando Montiel full fight Video – 2011


4_stars_allthebestfights 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!

2002 best BOXING fight – Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward 2 – full fight Video


5_stars_allthebestfights 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!

2002 best BOXING fight – Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti 1 – full fight Video


5_stars_allthebestfights 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!

Best of BOXING: Ranking of the best boxing Fights of the Year 2001 by ATBF


‘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.

Comment this post if you want to suggest your favorite boxing fight and to help us creating the best boxing ranking of all the most spectacular fights!

2001 best BOXING fight – Micky Ward vs Emanuel Augustus – full fight Video


5 Star RatingReview: 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!