Six Candidates for Boxing's 2010 Fighter of the Year

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Six Candidates for Boxing's 2010 Fighter of the Year
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This hasn't been the most scintillating year for the sweet science. Though there are still four months to go, 2010 will likely be remembered mostly for the big fights that didn't happen (Mayweather-Pacquiao, obviously) as well as some that looked better on paper than they played out in real life (Marquez-Vazquez IV, among others).

Despite that, someone will still emerge as the 2010 Fighter of the Year. Eric Raskin of The Ring Magazine recently did his usual excellent job highlighting some of the most likely candidates to win the award, as well as some arguments for and against each one.

I took a look at his list, combined it with my own thoughts and came up with a half-dozen boxers who could still end up with the hardware. Read on to see who made the cut:

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