If anyone says there weren't some amazing boxing matches this year, then they either don't know boxing or they weren't paying attention.
Sure, we didn't see the big fight everyone was hoping for in 2010, but we saw plenty of great action. There were many excellent matchups in boxing this year, and some were from well-recognized boxers like Juan Manuel Marquez, who fought Juan Diaz in 2009's fight of the year, or his brother Rafael, who was a part of the previous two fight of the year winners.
Another exciting piece of news is that there is no obvious front-runner for fight of the year; rather, there are at least a half dozen valid candidates for the award, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
In this article, I break down 12 fights that have a legitimate chance at being boxing's fight of the year for 2010. This is all leading up to King J's big announcement of the consensus picks from Bleacher Report's panel of top boxing writers.