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FIGHT OF THE YEAR: GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS. SAUL “CANELO” ALVAREZ

A 12-round dramatic and highly-anticipated super match between WBC champion Gennady Golovkin and former WBC champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez resulted in a draw, with Golovkin retaining his championship and winning the Huichol Belt.

EVENT OF THE YEAR: THE MONEY FIGHT

Floyd Mayweather Jr. came out of retirement to represent the sport of boxing against a bigger and heavier mixed martial arts superstar Connor McGregor. The fight has gleaned the second biggest pay-per-view sales in history. The excitement in the arena with the hype all over the world, as well as the tremendously entertaining fight, made this the Event of the Year.

REVELATION OF THE YEAR: MIGUEL BERCHELT

WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacran” Berchelt conquered the green and gold belt in a dramatic fashion by stopping former champion Francisco Vargas, who was badly cut over both eyes. “Alacran” then swiftly made the mandatory title defense against formidable ex-champion Takashi Miura and is today a new superstar in the world of boxing.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: EDUARDO “ROCKY” HERNANDEZ

At only 19 years old, “Rocky” Hernandez remains undefeated. He’s the WBC Youth champion and Number 4-rated in the WBC super featherweight division. Hard-hitting Rocky is one of the most important and spectacular prospects in the world.

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