Ten years of boxing, boiled down to the “best of” in four categories: Round of the Decade, Knockout of the Decade, Fight of the Decade and Fighter of the Decade.
Today: Round of the Decade candidates earlier, plus Knockout of the Decade candidates now. Monday: Round of the Decade and Knockout of the Decade winners, plus Fight of the Decade candidates. Tuesday: Fight of the Decade winner, plus Fighter of the Decade top 10. Wednesday: an awards-season Open Thread.
These are all the Knockouts of the Year from Ring magazine plus The Queensberry Rules’ winner for 2009, in chronological order, with video where possible. Who you got?
2000: Ben Tackie KO10 Roberto Garcia
2001: Lennox Lewis KO4 Hasim Rahman
2002: Lennox Lewis KO8 Mike Tyson
2003: Rocky Juarez KO10 Antonio Diaz
2004: Antonio Tarver KO2 Roy Jones, Jr.
2005: Allan Green KO1 Jaidon Codrington
2006: Calvin Brock KO6 Zuri Lawrence
2007: Nonito Donaire KO5 Vic Darchinyan
2008: Edison Miranda KO3 David Banks
2009: Manny Pacquiao KO2 Ricky Hatton
(Videos stay up as long as they stay up on YouTube.)