Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/20/12
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2012 Boxing Fight of the Year This year must have left a bitter taste in the mouth of UFC honcho Dana White, who can barely open his mouth without crowing that boxing is dead, as it produced a bumper crop of excellent fights. This was so much the case that several bouts that might have been Fight of the Year candidates in an ordinary year fell by the wayside, crowded out by a handful of truly elite contests that produced stellar results. It really says a lot about what happened this year when bouts like Carl Froch vs. Lucian Bute and Roberto Guerrero vs. Andre Berto got elbowed out of contention. Two fights stood out at the end: Rios vs. Alvarado and Salido vs. Lopez II. Choosing between them was no easy feat, but upon weighing all factors, it's Salido vs. Lopez II that comes out as 2012's Fight of the Year. Fight of the Year 2012: Orlando Salido TKO10 Juan Manuel Lopez II ---> View all of our 2012 Boxing Awards Credit: Peter Amador/ Top Rank Boxing Salido vs. Lopez...
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