Boxing's Biggest Surprises in 2012

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Boxing's Biggest Surprises in 2012
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Many thought Marquez would win...but not how he did.

Boxing is unpredictable.

Oftentimes fights appear one way on paper and end up the opposite when the fighters get into the ring.

Upsets are common, and stars rise and fall as fast as you can reach the count of 10.

A fighter can lose every second of every round and land a shot in the final seconds to win the fight. For that reason, a fight is never truly over until the final bell rings.

The year 2012 showed all of these ideas in a stark light. It was a year of upsets, comebacks and rising and falling stars.

These are the most surprising outcomes in boxing in the past year.

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