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Boxing Pound for Pound 2015
Tale of the Tape
Money Mayweather's Top Victories
Oscar De La Hoya
Juan Manuel Marquez
Jose Luis Castillo
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather had another banner year by easily out pointing nemesis Manny Pacquiao and then dominating Andre Berto before retiring. Mayweather finished the year and his professional boxing career with a record of: 49-0 with 26 wins coming inside the distance.
Floyd Mayweather is the perfect example of "Hit and Don't Get Hit". He rarely loses a round during his boxing matches where he puts on clinics. Mayweather has a terrific jab and his lead right hands and lead left hooks are deadly accurate.
Who would win a bout between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev?
Sergey Kovalev advanced so far by defeating Bernard Hopkins with relative ease in 2014 and in 2015 he proved his worth even more by knocking out Jean Pascal and Nadjib Mohammedi in defense of his light heavyweight crowns. Kovalev has an outstanding resume reading: 29-0-1 with 26 knockouts to his credit.
Kovalev has one punch knockout power that goes along with an accurate jab and underrated boxing skills. He proved his talent by winning an easy decision over Bernard Hopkins. Hopkins does not get dominated but he did that night.
Top 10 Roman Gonzalez Knockouts (Video)
This undefeated flyweight can fight! In 2015 Roman Gonzalez knocked out three top opponents including Valentin Leon, Edgar Sosa and Brian Viloria. El Chocolatito has an undefeated record that stands at: 45-0 with 38 K.O. wins.
Gonzalez uses fantastic footwork, timing and accuracy to pummel his foes. Also, his power, combination punching and pressure make him nearly impossible to conquer. Gonzalez matches often end with the opponent left bleeding and bruised.
Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux
Everlast Boxing Gloves
The undefeated middleweight champion has devastating power hich he showed on three occasions in 2015. Triple G knocked out Martin Murray, Willie Monroe Jr and David Lemieux in defending his 160 pound championships. Triple G has a record of: 35-0 with 32 stoppage wins.
Triple G is a complete offensive machine who throws every punch in the book from all angles and he launches bombs with all his blows. He works to the head and body with hooks and uppercuts and he is always moving forward behind a accurate and pile-driving jab.
Protect Yourself At All Times
Bud Crawford vs. Hank Lundy
Jr. Welterweight champion Bud Crawford won and defended his title by scoring two impressive stoppage wins. Crawford beat Thomas Dulorme and Dierry Jean. Crawford's boxing record at the end of 2015 reads: 28-0 with 20 knockouts.
Crawford has skills on offense and on defense. He seems to stay one or two steps ahead of his competition all the time. The jab and right hand are his staples but the left hook can end the fight too.
Canelo Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto
Canelo's Birthplace (Mexico)
Alvarez continued his advancement in impressive fashion by knocking James Kirkland Silly and winning a hard earned but deserved decision over Miguel Cotto. Alvarez ended the year sporting a record reading: 47-1-1 with 33 knockouts.
Canelo has a solid chin and sublime offensive weapons at his disposal. His bodywork and constant pressure make him a force to be reckoned with. He continues to improve and get better each fight which is great for him but a big problem for the guy in the opposite corner.
Manny Pacquiao only fought once and he was beaten by Floyd Mayweather. The Pac Man had a final resume at the end of 2015 that reads: 58-6-2 with 38 knockout wins.
First and foremost, Pacquiao is super fast with his hands and feet. Combine that with the fact that he is a southpaw and has great stamina and you see how he was able to become the only 8 division world champion in boxing history. The best part of Pacquiao is the fact that he fought anybody and everybody.
Tim Bradley's Greatest Hits (Video)
Timothy Bradley started the year off by winning a 12 round decision over welterweight contender Jessie Vargas and he finished the year by knocking out tough Brandon Rios in the 9th round. Bradley finished out 2015 with a mark of: 33-2-1 with 13 stoppage victories.
Desert Storm is an average puncher but his heart, will, condition and boxing skills usually see him through till the end. He showed his skills by beating Juan Manuel Marquez and his heart in his thrilling win over Ruslan Provodnikov.
In 2015, The Jackal fought only one time, winning a relatively easy and uneventful 12 round decision over Drian Francisco. His record currently stands at: 16-0 with 10 wins coming by way of knockout.
Rigondeaux is one of the best amateur boxers in history and he is loaded with skills on both offense and defense. He has yet to be beat and he often shuts his opponents out or knocks them out. The footwork, feints and jab tends to define his style but it definitely works it to perfection.
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Andre Ward Hitting The Pads
Andre Ward Greatest Hits (Video)
Andre Ward had only one bout in 2015 which was a knockout of Paul Smith. Ward finished the year with a record that reads: 29-0 with 15 knockouts. Ward has had some inactivity but the fact remains that he is a top prizefighter.
Ward has moved from super middleweight to the light heavyweight division and has signed to fight Krusher Kovalev in late 2016.