Ranking the Most Dominant Boxing Performances of 2014 So Far

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Ranking the Most Dominant Boxing Performances of 2014 So Far
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Before you start wondering if I put Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s performance against Marcos Maidana on this list, the short answer is no. However, as a boxer who often dominates his opponents, I thought including his picture would be a good idea.

As a side note, if I was asked to rank the most dominant performances of 2013, his defeat of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez would be at the top of the list, despite whatever judge C.J. Ross thought she saw that night.

Marcos Maidana over Adrien Broner, Manny Pacquiao over Brandon Rios and Ruslan Provodnikov over Mike Alvarado would also make the list for 2013.

That was then, so let's talk about now.

Every boxer promises to dominate his opponent during the promotional press conferences leading up to the fight, but they pull off that feat way less than it's guaranteed.

Over the following six slides I'll rank the boxers who actually backed up their talk with a dominating walk through the first half of 2014. 

As "Stone Cold" Steve Austin would say, "They stomped a mud hole in them and walked it dry."

Punch totals, quality of the opponent, controlling the style and tempo and what was at stake all played a factor in how I ranked the six performances on this list.

Dominant performances that just missed the list include Wladimir Klitschko over Alex Leapai, Demetrius Andrade over Brian Rose and Amir Khan over Luis Collazo.

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