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RingTv image Knockout of the Year: Adonis Stevenson KO 1 Chad Dawson

Knockout of the Year: Adonis Stevenson KO 1 Chad Dawson

It came down to two main choices, but readers went with Adonis Stevenson’s career-defining win over light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson as the best KO of the year. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Knockout of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]

RingTv image Yamanaka, Gonzalez score KOs in Japan

Yamanaka, Gonzalez score KOs in Japan

Shinsuke Yamanaka showed why he is regarded as the hardest hitting bantamweight in the world today, knocking out Alberto Guevara in the ninth round to retain his WBC bantamweight title on Sunday afternoon in Tokyo.

RingTv image Segura stops Marquez in Mexico firefight

Segura stops Marquez in Mexico firefight

The flyweight battle between former titleholders Giovani Segura and Hernan Marquez lived up to the expectations of hardcore fans, with Segura scoring the KO in the waning moments of the 12th round.

RingTv image Provodnikov wears down Alvarado to stoppage

Provodnikov wears down Alvarado to stoppage

The junior welterweight title bout between Ruslan Provodnikov and Mike Alvarado was a war of attrition that opened up with a pair of knockdowns in the eighth and was sealed by the Russian challenger two rounds later.

RingTv image Arreola KOs Mitchell in one

Arreola KOs Mitchell in one

Chris Arreola returned to the heavyweight picture with a first-round knockout of Seth Mitchell, while on the Showtime undercard Mexican veteran Rafael Marquez succumbed in the ninth to Efrain Esquivias.

RingTv image Santa Cruz blitzes Terrazas to take WBC title

Santa Cruz blitzes Terrazas to take WBC title

It took less than three rounds for Leo Santa Cruz to add a second title in as many divisions to his résumé on Saturday night as he demolished WBC junior featherweight beltholder Victor Terrazas at the Stub Hub Center in the evening’s co-feature.

RingTv image Photo gallery: Cleverly vs. Kovalev

Photo gallery: Cleverly vs. Kovalev

It was a battle to keep the ’0′ in Cardiff, Wales, and Sergey Kovalev came out on top with a fourth-round demolition of Nathan Cleverly to remain undefeated and claim the WBO light heavyweight title. Photos by Scott Heavey-Gettyimages.

RingTv image Yamanaka, Yaegashi retain titles in Japan

Yamanaka, Yaegashi retain titles in Japan

WBC bantamweight titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka bolstered his reputation as one of the fiercest sluggers in the eastern hemisphere by blasting Puerto Rico’s Jose Nieves out with a single left cross in the first round.

RingTv image Tiger Thompson swipes Price again

Tiger Thompson swipes Price again

It took a few more rounds and a bit more work this time around, but American heavyweight Tony Thompson underscored February’s upset over David Price by knocking out the Brit again.