When Miguel Cotto jumped all over Sergio Martinez in June and rolled him for the WBC and lineal middleweight titles via Round 10 TKO, he rallied some of the most passionate fans in the sport. One of the most popular boxers of this century, Cotto is the rare fighter who is admired by virtually every true fan of the sport.
When a longtime star of Cotto's standing makes a mid-career comeback, fans flock to him.
An individual sport like boxing lives and dies on the popularity of its stars. Heading into the end of 2014, boxing has a roster of charismatic talent, ready and anxious to keep winning fans.