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Promoter of the Year – “Premier Boxing Champions”

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The Boxing Channel recognizes Premier Boxing Champions as the 2015 Promoter of the Year. Some may protest, stating that the Al Haymon project labeled “Premier Boxing Champions” is not a true promoter. They may argue that Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy, or another more traditional promotional company would be a more appropriate winner.

Boxing continues to be a beautiful, yet imperfect sport. And yes, the emergence of the PBC series has involved various allegations of running a monopoly, along with a variety of lawsuits. However, this award is strictly for boxing promoting, and in its simplest definition, it pertains to who did the best job publicizing the sport and providing quality shows for the people.

Top Rank and Golden Boy were certainly involved in some of boxing’s biggest nights this year, and they both have projects that nurture young fighters. Golden Boy’s Belasco Theater “L.A. Fight Club” series has been airing on Estrella TV and via live-stream consistently throughout 2015. Top Rank’s smaller shows air on UniMas, allowing Bob Arum to showcase his up-and-coming talent. Perhaps the strongest worldwide promotional model is that of England’s Eddie Hearn. He has a consistent calendar of shows on television, with major events appearing periodically on pay-per-view through his exclusive relationship with SKY network.

Check and see what the “Premier Boxing Champions” named their “Fight of the Year” right here. On the other hand, in addition to working with established, veteran, U.S. based promoters such as Lou Dibella, Leon Margules, and Mike Battah, Premier Boxing Champions has also established relationships with various foreign promoters in order to introduce more fighters to the American scene. This has enabled PBC to work as a “super promotion”, creating an unprecedented amount of opportunities and events.From March 2015 through the end of the year, Premier Boxing Champions has televised 46 events in the U.S., providing them an opportunity to flex their roster of roughly 200 fighters. PBC kept much of their high level talent on a strong calendar of 2 fights a year, while also introducing many young, talented fighters. Some of their live events featured a dozen fights or more, and the main events for each show were given headline treatment on television.

Check and see what the “Premier Boxing Champions” named their “KO of the Year” right here.The “super promoter” did not just serve as an umbrella for some of America’s hardest working groups, they also broke ground by airing the “PBC” series across a group of channels that include SpikeTV, NBC, NBC Sports, CBS, Fox, Fox Sports and ESPN. Boxing has not had a presence like this on American television in the last 30 or so years. As expected, with that type of volume, some shows were better than others, and some shows were bigger, but the overall quality of boxing and the presentation of the sport was solid and generally commendable. This year, no one has put the sport of boxing in front of more people than the Premier Boxing Champions. Therefore, the sport’s first “super promotion” has been named the 2015 TSS Promoter of the Year.

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2015 Fight of the Year – Francisco Vargas vs Takashi Miura

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The WBC World Super Featherweight title bout between Francisco Vargas and Takashi Miura came on one of the biggest boxing stages of 2015, as the bout served as the HBO pay-per-view’s co-main event on November 21st, in support of Miguel Cotto vs Saul Alvarez.

Miura entered the fight with a (29-2-2) record and he was making the fifth defense of his world title, while Vargas entered the fight with an undefeated mark of (22-0-1) in what was his first world title fight. Both men had a reputation for all-out fighting, with Miura especially earning high praise for his title defense in Mexico where he defeated Sergio Thompson in a fiercely contested battle.

The fight started out hotly contested, and the intensity never let up. Vargas seemed to win the first two rounds, but by the fourth round, Miura seemed to pull ahead, scoring a knock-down and fighting with a lot of confidence. After brawling the first four rounds, Miura appeared to settle into a more technical approach. Rounds 5 and 6 saw the pendulum swing back towards Vargas, as he withstood Miura’s rush to open the fifth round and the sixth round saw both men exchanging hard punches.

The big swinging continued, and though Vargas likely edged Miura in rounds 5 and 6, Vargas’ face was cut in at least two spots and Miura started to assert himself again in rounds 7 and 8. Miura was beginning to grow in confidence while it appeared that Vargas was beginning to slow down, and Miura appeared to hurt Vargas at the end of the 8th round.

Vargas turned the tide again at the start of the ninth round, scoring a knock down with an uppercut and a straight right hand that took Miura’s legs and sent him to the canvas. Purely on instinct, Miura got back up and continued to fight, but Vargas was landing frequently and with force. Referee Tony Weeks stepped in to stop the fight at the halfway point of round 9 as Miura was sustaining a barrage of punches.

Miura still had a minute and a half to survive if he was going to get out of the round, and it was clear that he was not going to stop fighting.

A back and forth battle of wills between two world championship level fighters, Takashi Miura versus “El Bandido” Vargas wins the 2015 Fight of the Year.

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Jan 9 in Germany – Feigenbutz and De Carolis To Settle Score

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This coming Saturday, January 9th, the stage is set at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany for a re-match between Vincent Feigenbutz and Giovanni De Carolis. The highly anticipated re-match is set to air on SAT.1 in Germany, and Feigenbutz will once again be defending his GBU and interim WBA World titles at Super Middleweight.

The first meeting between the two was less than three months ago, on October 17th and that meeting saw Feigenbutz controversially edge De Carolis on the judge’s cards by scores of (115-113, 114-113 and 115-113). De Carolis scored a flash knock down in the opening round, and he appeared to outbox Feigenbutz in the early going, but the 20 year old German champion came on in the later rounds.

The first bout is described as one of the most crowd-pleasing bouts of the year in Germany, and De Carolis and many observers felt that the Italian had done enough to win.

De Carolis told German language website RAN.DE that he was more prepared for the re-match, and that due to the arrogance Feigenbutz displayed in the aftermath of the first fight, he was confident that he had won over some of the audience. Though De Carolis fell short of predicting victory, he promised a re-vamped strategy tailored to what he has learned about Feigenbutz, whom he termed immature and inexperienced.

The stage is set for Feigenbutz vs De Carolis 2, this Saturday January 9th in Offenburg, Germany. If you can get to the live event do it, if not you have SAT.1 in Germany airing the fights, and The Boxing Channel right back here for full results.

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2015 Knock Out of the Year – Saul Alvarez KO’s James Kirkland

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On May 9th of 2015, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez delivered a resonant knock-out of James Kirkland on HBO that wins the 2015 KO of the Year.

The knock-out itself came in the third round, after slightly more than two minutes of action. The end came when Alvarez delivered a single, big right hand that caught Kirkland on the jaw and left him flat on his back after spinning to the canvas.Alvarez was clearly the big star heading into the fight. The fight was telecast by HBO for free just one week after the controversial and disappointing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight, and Alvarez was under pressure to deliver the type of finish that people were going to talk about. Kirkland was happy to oblige Alvarez, taking it right to Alvarez from the start. Kirkland’s aggression saw him appear to land blows that troubled the young Mexican in the early going. Alvarez played good defense, and he floored Kirkland in the first round, displaying his power and his technique in knocking down an aggressive opponent.

However, Kirkland kept coming at Alvarez and the fight entered the third round with both men working hard and the feeling that the fight would not go the distance. Kirkland continued to move forward, keeping “Canelo” against the ropes and scoring points with a barrage of punches while looking for an opening.

At around the two minute mark, Alvarez landed an uppercut that sent Kirkland to the canvas again. Kirkland got up, but it was clear that he did not have his legs under him. Kirkland was going to try to survive the round, but Alvarez had an opportunity to close out the fight. The question was would he take it?

Alvarez closed in on Kirkland, putting his opponent’s back to the ropes. Kirkland was hurt, but he was still dangerous, pawing with punches and loading up for one big shot.

But it was the big shot “Canelo” threw that ended the night. Kirkland never saw it coming, as he was loading up with a huge right hand of his own. The right Alvarez threw cracked Kirkland in the jaw, and his eyes went blank. His big right hand whizzed harmlessly over the head of a ducking Alvarez, providing the momentum for the spin that left Kirkland prone on the canvas.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez went on to defeat Miguel Cotto in his second fight of 2015 and he is clearly one of boxing’s biggest stars heading into 2016. On May 9th Alvarez added another reel to his highlight film when he knocked out James Kirkland with the 2015 “Knock Out of the Year”.

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