Fans selected the undefeated Kazakhstani KO-machine from a crowded field of contenders for 2013′s highest individual honor. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Fighter of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]
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.com asked fans who they wanted to see Gennady Golovkin fight next after the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder stopped Curtis Stevens. The overwhelming choice, according to a poll, was THE RING/WBC champ Sergio Martinez.
Adrien Broner announced that he would let the fans decide who he fights next after he lifted Paul Malignaggi’s WBA 147-pound title. The fans have spoken and they want Broner to face hard-punching No. 1 junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse next, according to a RingTV.com poll.
The top two fighters that fans want newly crowned WBC lightweight titleholder Adrien Broner to fight next are unbeaten 140-pound contender Brandon Rios and RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia, according to a RingTV.com poll.
The most anticipated fight in the packed month of November is the lightweight title showdown between WBC beltholder Antonio DeMarco and undefeated former 130-pound titleholder Adrien Broner, according to a RingTV.com poll.
The majority of RingTV.com readers who took part in a poll believe the youth and power of Lucas Matthysse will be too much for battle-tested veteran Humberto Soto when the two junior welterweights meet in the co-feature to Showtime’s June 23 doubleheader.