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2013 Surprising Boxing Performances Guillermo Rigondeaux Vs Nonito Donaire


There was definitely a small cadre of fans and writers who felt Guillermo Rigondeaux would be able to beat Nonito Donaire when the super bantamweights faced off last April. That the two-time Olympic gold medalist was a boxing virtuoso was

2013 Surprising Boxing Performances Mikey Garcia Vs Orlando Salido


Mikey Garcia entered 2013 as one of the most highly regarded young prospects in boxing. When he entered his WBO featherweight title challenge against Orlando Salido in January, plenty of fans expected him to have a good shot at winning.

2013 Surprising Boxing Performances Evgeny Gradovich Vs Billy Dib


Evgeny Gradovich accepted his world-title challenge against IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib last March on just four weeks' notice. Although the undefeated former Russian amateur had just 16 professional fights, he did not shy away from such a big step-up

2013 Surprising Boxing Performances Lucas Matthysse Vs Lamont Peterson


This fight was among the most anticipated of the first half of the year. The gunslinger, Matthysse, was viewed as among the hottest fighters in the sport, but few looked at Peterson as a likely candidate to get steamrolled. Peterson

2013 Surprising Boxing Performances Artur Szpilka Vs Mike Mollo


Undefeated Polish heavyweight Artur Szpilka has improved his reputation, with U.S. fans, tremendously in 2013 by virtue of winning two highly entertaining fights against journeyman Mike Mollo by stoppage on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights. Fighting in front of his hometown

2013 Surprising Boxing Performances Timothy Bradley Vs Ruslan Provodnikov


Timothy Bradley's fight last March against Ruslan Provodnikov was his return to the ring following his controversial split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao in June 2012. His stock was at an all-time low, even as his record remained perfect. Few fans

2013 Surprising Boxing Performances Sergey Kovalev Vs Nathan Cleverly


How surprised you were by the result of Sergey Kovalev's journey to Wales to face Nathan Cleverly last August probably depended upon how much attention you had been paying to the light heavyweight division. Honestly, I wasn't terribly surprised when

2013 Surprising Boxing Performances Jhonny Gonzalez Vs Abner Mares


This is another one of those huge surprises that doesn't seem quite so surprising when you look at it in hindsight. Jhonny Gonzalez was an experienced and accomplished former world champion. He was a larger man than Abner Mares. But

2013 Surprising Boxing Performances Adonis Stevenson Vs Chad Dawson


Chad Dawson was returning from a brutal Round 10 TKO loss to Andre Ward when he faced Adonis Stevenson last June. But Dawson was still the reigning lineal champion at light heavyweight. The loss to Ward aside, some still viewed

Boxing Floyd Mayweather vs. Timothy Bradley NEWS


After inching past Juan Manuel Marquez earlier this month in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, undefeated welterweight Timothy Bradley made no bones about it: He wants to square off against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather next, and he thinks he