What makes a great round? A memorable three minutes of fighting usually contains several knockdowns, back-and-forth action, or a dramatic shift in momentum between the two fighters in the ring. With that in mind, Knockoutpunch picks out the best three rounds of the last 12 months.
WBC welterweight champion ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz has lit the touch paper ahead of his eagerly-awaited clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas on 17 September, claiming that the five-weight world champion is “done” as a fighter.
As 2011 draws to a close with a packed schedule full of intriguing bouts, Knockoutpunch looks to the future and reveals its wishlist for 2012 in the lightweight, light-welterweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions.
2011 has made a sluggish start on the boxing front, with the much-hyped Bradley-Alexander unification fight proving to be a major let-down. Knockoutpunch outlines five bouts we’d like to see this year to restore our faith in the sweet science.
After five years as a professional and 25 fights under his belt, Amir Khan is homing in on his ultimate goal – unifying the light-welterweight division. The WBA light-welterweight champion is potentially just two fights away from realising that dream and stepping into the ring with the unbeaten Timothy Bradley.