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  • 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

    Hi all, hope you all had a good winter holiday now let's get back to business.

    2018 was a solid year for the sport, we saw Canelo inflict the first career defeat on GGG, Fury go to the US and put in an effort against the undefeated and hard-hitting Deontay Wilder that many thought was worthy of the victory. We saw Oleksandr Usyk claim supremacy at 200lbs by first lifiting the inaugrual Muhammad Ali trophy and then stopping WBC champion emeritus Tony Bellew in the UK. Dereck Chisora pulled the rabbit out of the hat in the 8th round against Carlos Takam despite having lost every round prior. We've also had some sad news in our beloved sport this year with the premature death of former 3X world champion Markus Beyer, HoF trainer Enzo Calzaghe and Brendan Ingle, former linear and WBC Super-Middleweight champ Adonis Stevenson continues to battle for a return to good health in hospital following his KO defeat to Oleksandr Gvozdyk a couple of weeks ago (sorry if I didn't mention everyone).

    I did ask how to create a poll (and if the function was even working) but the responses were not encouraging and so I'll just ask some questions and then I will aim to create a new thread on or around Dec 31st summing up the results so please dive in with your responses. The ideas I've given are just off the top of my head but feel free to jog your memory using whatever means you need to.

    A) Fight of the year? (Ideas: Whyte vs Parker, Warrington vs Frampton, Canelo vs GGG II)
    B) Fighter of the year? (Ideas: Canelo, Usyk, Fury)
    C) Event of the year? (so best card top to bottom)
    D) Upset of the year? (Ideas: Bryant vs Murata, Burnett vs Donaire, Warrington vs Frampton)
    E) Robbery of the year? (Ideas: Charlo vs Harrison, Charlo vs Korobov, Wilder vs Fury)
    F) Trainer of the year? (Ideas: Abel Sanchez, Ben Davison, Dave Coldwell)
    G) Promoter of the year? (Ideas: Matchroom Sports, Golden Boy Promotions, Sauerland Events)

    H) And finally your P4P top ten please

    Thanks for taking part.
    7
    Whyte vs Parker
    0.00%
    0
    Canelo vs GGG II
    57.14%
    4
    Wilder vs Fury
    28.57%
    2
    Warrington vs Frampton
    14.29%
    1
    Bellew vs Haye II
    0.00%
    0
    Porter vs Garcia
    0.00%
    0

    The poll is expired.


  • #2
    Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

    You can usually add a poll when posting a thread. In additional options there is a tick box under post a poll. You can change the default number of options from 4 up to 30.

    If you've already posted a thread without a poll, you can still add one using the thread tools option in your first post. You can update the number of poll options, enter a number of days for the poll to be active, allow multiple choice and the option to make votes public so everyone can see who voted for what.

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    • #3
      Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

      Thanks. I never saw one before since I joined so thought it wasn't available, too bad I can only post one per thread though. Thinking now maybe I should have used all your answers to create a shortlist in each cat and then do the polls? Ah well we'll see how this goes, maybe next year I'll do it better

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      • #4
        Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

        --- A poll is only good for limited selections.

        We used to do top tens and best of the year categories, but someone has to agree to count the member selections and assemble them in a cognizant format. Guess we're a bunch of lazy good for nothing's these days.

        I'll look at your request and come up with my answers no matter how flawed they may be. Gotta check egos at the door to participate!

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        • #5
          Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

          B) Fighter of the year?
          F) Trainer of the year?
          D) Upset of the year?
          E) Robbery of the year?



          IMO, all four concern team Fury. (Although "E" has so many, lovely runners-up this year!)


          Gotta' think hard about the others ....

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          • #6
            Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

            FOTY - Tough one, but I have to go with Wilder - Ortiz. (was that REALLY this year? ! )
            Not only did it contain some excellent back & forth action, but it finally established Wilder as a legit champion (for a brief moment in time, at least) and proved that he had a serious chin, as well. It even elevated Ortiz' reputation.

            FOTY runners up:

            Frampton - Warrington
            Usyk - Briedas.

            Sausedo - Zappavigna
            Carlos Canizales - Bin Lu
            Whyte - Chisora, even though I usually dislike skill-less, rock 'em sock 'em fights.
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            KO of the year: A Tie:

            Ohara Davies - Kamanga
            Whyte - Chisora
            (I'm sure I'm forgetting some other good ones.)
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            Upset OTY runners up:

            Alvarez - Kovalev
            Ronnie Clarke over Zelfa. Damn good fight, also.
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            Robbery OTY runners up:

            Mairis Briedis “UD’s” Noel Mikaelian,
            Charlo - Harrison, of course.

            #################################################

            ————————— New Categories ! ————————————


            Sweet Revenge of the year:

            Jose Uzcategui vs Andre Direll.

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            COTY: (former prospect who has best established himself as CONTENDER of the year.)

            Ivan Baranchyk.

            ===============================


            JCRFD-OTY :
            (Best Imitation of Jesus Christ Rising from the Dead, of the year)
            AKA "Best Micky O'Neil moment of the year"

            Tyson "Harder than a coffin nail" Fury, of course.
            Last edited by Cableaddict; 12-26-2018, 10:09 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

              Prospect of the year ?????????

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              • #8
                Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

                --- To supplement the basic end of the year cogitations, here are the Ring selections.

                Ring magazine year-end awards 2018: All nominees revealed for all categories - The Ring

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                • #9
                  Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

                  Originally posted by Cableaddict View Post
                  Prospect of the year ?????????
                  After I posted I realised I forgot this one. So I'll answer you instead.

                  It's gotta be The Big Cheese, it was a toss up between him and Stevenson but I see more of the Brit and his wins over Jones and Byfield this year let's me know that he's on his way to the top although competition at world level is quite stiff at the moment I'm excited to see his progression and development in 2019, I think he can go all the way, hopefully we'll see him get past Anthony Fowler next year too.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

                    Originally posted by Cableaddict View Post
                    KO of the year: A Tie:

                    Ohara Davies - Josh Leather
                    Whyte - Chisora
                    (I'm sure I'm forgetting some other good ones.)
                    ===============================
                    Good shout, I'm gonna have to go Whyte vs Browne though, that was one brutal finish, I thought Browne was dead, stunning KO victory, it's no coincidence we're both talking about Whyte this year though, that left hook has come on leaps and bounds since he rocked AJ with it, today that may well put him away.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

                      Originally posted by LondonRingRules View Post
                      --- To supplement the basic end of the year cogitations, here are the Ring selections.

                      Ring magazine year-end awards 2018: All nominees revealed for all categories - The Ring
                      Nice one. Suprised to see Fury nominated for fighter of the year, I know I suggested him in my shortlist but I didn't think any organisations would, I can think of another more deserving if its only limited to 5 nominees

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                      • #12
                        Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

                        OK, I just watched it.

                        You win.

                        Whyte - Brown, KOTY.

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                        • #13
                          Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

                          --- This is what I've worked out thus far. More to come...

                          A) Fight of the year?
                          Canelo vs GGG II)--two p4pers going at it mano a mano don't get no better.

                          B) Fighter of the year?
                          Canelo--Screwed by Vegas crooks last year, he came back with a vengeance that landed him the highest paid contract in athletic history.

                          C) Event of the year?

                          I'd say upending the whole landscape of boxing with the announcement of DAZN is one helluva an underrated event given it's projected success. I only pay attention to specific fights as otherwise, I'd have no time for anything else.

                          D) Upset of the year?
                          Big Tyson--brought in weak as a kitten to be propped up as Uncle Al and Deyonce's staked out goat, he tossed a boatload of monkey wrenches in the works.

                          E) Robbery of the year?
                          I'll think about it, but sadly early year fights tend to get lost in the memory banks of immediacy. So many big and little robberies would wear me out if I gave much thought to them.

                          F) Trainer of the year?
                          Chepo & Eddy Reynoso--done stellar work with Canelo and are getting new talent like Ryan Garcia who is very promising and young.

                          G) Promoter of the year?
                          Arum--Uncle Bob keeps up with the kids at 85 and keeps one hell of a stable. Going head to head against DAZN with ESPN1 or whatever it's called.

                          H) And finally your P4P top ten
                          This the Boxrec top 5 with the points included, so there is a clear top two and 3-5 grouping. Ring is the same as I recall, only with Usyk over Golovkin. I'd go with the boxrec top 3 and swap Usyk for Golovkin for #4 as he did one helluva a job this year in establishing himself as elite. I'll get back with my bottom 5, but Mikey is definitely gonna be #6.

                          *** This only makes sense had I posted my boxrec list-

                          Net result for me is

                          1 Canelo
                          2 Crawford
                          3 Loma
                          4 Usyk
                          5 Golovkin
                          Last edited by LondonRingRules; 12-27-2018, 08:12 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

                            Originally posted by Cableaddict View Post
                            OK, I just watched it.

                            You win.

                            Whyte - Brown, KOTY.
                            LOL brutal huh? Nice one.

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                            • #15
                              Re: 2018 Boxing Roundup and End of Year Polls

                              Originally posted by LondonRingRules;302349[B
                              B) Fighter of the year?[/B]
                              Canelo--Screwed by Vegas crooks last year, he came back with a vengeance that landed him the highest paid contract in athletic history.
                              At LAST! I found someone who agrees that Canelo beat GGG twice

                              I took PLENTY of stick when I revealed my scorecard for that fight last year, 116-112 for me, that's actually a point wider than I had it for him in the rematch too.

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