The Boxing Information Awards for 2020 Knockout of the 12 months, Upset of the 12 months and Occasion of the 12 months
2020 KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Gervonta Davis’ inch-perfect left uppercut that drove by the purpose of Leo Santa Cruz’s chin and brought on him to break down on his again in San Antonio, Texas [above].
Alexander Povetkin’s ruinous left uppercut that turned out Dillian Whyte’s lights in Brentwood [below]; Jose Zepeda’s shuddering left hand that brutally KO’d Ivan Baranchyk in Las Vegas; The cannoning proper cross from Anthony Joshua that despatched Kubrat Pulev down for the depend in Wembley; Eleider Alvarez’s proper hand that linked full pressure on Michael Seals in Verona, New York; Ryan Garcia’s brief left hook that despatched Francisco Fonseca crashing on his again in Anaheim, California; Damian Chambers’ proper hand, bang on the button, that worn out James Farrell in Liverpool; Felix Verdejo’s proper hook-left uppercut-right hook mixture that dropped Will Madera to the mat, together with his proper leg folded awkwardly beneath him; The peerlessly timed proper hand from Dalton Smith that felled Nathan Bennett in Brentwood; Joe George’s cracking left uppercut that decked Marcos Escudero in dramatic trend in Uncasville, Connecticut; The hellacious left hook from Zelfa Barrett that poleaxed Eric Donovan in Brentwood; The large proper cross from Joe Smith Jnr, adopted up by a stiff brief left, that despatched Eleider Alvarez sprawling by the ropes in Las Vegas; Filip Hrgovic’s proper hand excessive that fully clattered Alexandre Kartozia in Struer, Denmark; The thumping overhand proper from Robin Krasniqi that left Dominic Boesel flat on the ground in Magdeburg, Germany; Tommy Fury’s super proper uppercut, supplemented by a speedy three-shot burst, that deposited Genadij Krajevskij onto the canvas in Stratford; The clattering left hook-right hook combo from Fabio Wardley that wrecked Richard Lartey in Wembley; Shannon Courtenay’s spectacular proper cross that twisted Dorota Norek off her ft and flung her into the ropes in Wembley; Roman Gonzalez’s booming proper hand upstairs that brought on Kal Yafai to crash onerous on his again in Frisco, Texas; The highly effective proper from River Wilson-Bent that short-circuited Troy Coleman in Redditch.
2020 UPSET OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Teofimo Lopez w pts 12 Vasiliy Lomachenko
Lopez instructed everybody what was going to occur, however there weren’t many on the market who believed him. Nonetheless, he proved the doubters fallacious by fixing the Lomachenko conundrum – and in model.
Jessica McCaskill w pts 10 Cecilia Braekhus; Jeison Rosario w rsf 5 Julian Williams; Alexander Povetkin w rsf 5 Dillian Whyte; Petchmanee CP Freshmart w pts 12 Wanheng Meenayothin; Roamer Alexis Angulo w pts 10 Anthony Sims Jnr; Petros Ananyan w pts 10 Subriel Matias; Jono Carroll w rsf 11 Scott Quigg; Robert Helenius w rsf 4 Adam Kownacki; Mike Plania w pts 10 Joshua Greer Jnr; Joshua Franco w pts 12 Andrew Moloney; Maxi Hughes w pts 10 Jono Carroll; Mario Abel Cazares w td 6 Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr; Robin Krasniqi w ko 3 Dominic Boesel; Marc Leach w pts 10 Qais Ashfaq; Rylan Charlton w ko 3 Joe Legal guidelines; Damian Bonelli w pts 6 Derrieck Cuevas; Rosendo Hugo Guarneros w rtd 8 Tommy Frank; Masayoshi Nakatani w rsf 9 Felix Verdejo; Ionut Baluta w pts 8 TJ Doheny; Lourdes Juarez w pts 10 Guadalupe Martinez Guzman; Tomoko Okuda w td 6 Miyo Yoshida; Antonio Louis Hernandez w rsf 4 Destyne Butler; Carlos Gongora w ko 12 Ali Akhmedov.
2020 EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II
Earlier than the coronavirus pandemic brought on a sporting shutdown, Wilder and Fury renewed hostilities in a vastly anticipated Las Vegas rematch. Wilder entered the ring because the WBC heavyweight champion, but it surely was Fury who left with the belt after an emphatic victory.
Callum Smith-Canelo Alvarez; Vasiliy Lomachenko-Teofimo Lopez; Jermall Charlo-Sergiy Derevyanchenko & Jeison Rosario-Jermell Charlo (Charlo doubleheader); Leo Santa Cruz-Gervonta Davis; Sam Eggington-Ted Cheeseman (Matchroom Battle Camp I); Dillian Whyte-Alexander Povetkin (Matchroom Battle Camp IV); Daniel Dubois-Joe Joyce; Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev; Tommy Frank-Rosendo Hugo Guarneros (Dennis Hobson’s drive-in boxing present).