We close out 2020 with a special edition of the show, as host T.J. Rives and guests discuss the fighter, fight and knockout of the year in boxing.
First up, is a round table that includes Marquis Johns, senior writer of BigFightWeekend.com and also Dan Canobbio of the “Inside Boxing Live” weekly digital show on Pluto TV, etc.!
TJ, Marquis and Dan debate who deserves “Fighter of the Year consideration? Is it Tyson Fury (above) for his February upset of WBC Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder? Should it be Lightweight Undisputed Champion Teofimo Lopez for his upset decision win over one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Vassiliy Lomachenko in October?
Or could it possibly be four division world champion, Canelo Alvarez, who just won in his 2020 debut last weekend in a dominant decision over previously unbeaten English Super Middleweight champ, Callum Smith?
In addition to talking fighter of the year, the guys also discuss what the top fight was for 2020? And it’s pretty well a unanimous decision among the guests about the action-packed, non-title brawl back earlier this year in the Top Rank Boxing, Las Vegas “bubble” that had multiple knockdowns of each fighter wins.
Finally, the guys also discuss the “Knockout of the Year” in boxing with the two prime candidates being World Junior Lightweight champion, Gervonta Davis and his KO Leo Santa Cruz on Halloween. And, also, Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin’s one punch destruction of English Contender Dillian Whyte in August?
They were both thunderous left uppercut knockouts and it’s tough to decide which one was better?
TJ and Marquis also discuss the lone remaining prominent fight card in the United States for this year. And, that will be the Premier Boxing Champions show Saturday night on Fox Sports from Los Angeles. There is not exactly household names on the bill, but Marquis does have insight on which fighters will be fighting to keep an eye on for the night after Christmas.
As always, get all of the insight, discussion, fight predictions and more on “The Big Fight Weekend Podcast.” And make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and wherever podcasts are found!