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Boxing's 2010 Tyler Curtis Award Winners

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  Sergio Martinez celebrates after knocking out Paul Williams in the second round of their Middleweight Championship fight on November 20, 2010 at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Tyler CurtisAnalyst IDecember 31, 2010

Fight of the Year 2010: Humberto Soto UD-12 Urbano Antillon

Nonstop action with a legitimate title on the line. Great fight all around.

 

Fighter of the Year 2010: Sergio Martinez

No doubt with this one. He won the lineal middleweight title and avenged his last loss by BIG KO. 

 

Knock Out of the Year 2010: Sergio Martinez KO-2 Paul Williams

Rarely do you see a KO that brutal in a fight between two top fighters.

 

Best Clinic of the Year 2010: Amir Khan UD-12 Andriy Kotelnik

Won by scores of 120-108 and 118-111. You can argue it wasn't even that close. 

 

Come Back of the Year 2010: Sergio Martinez

Came back from a lot of BS decisions and had the best year of any fighter. 

 

Worst Decision of the Year 2010: Beibut Shumenov SD-12 Gabriel Campillo

Love Shumenov, but he didn't win that fight. No way no how. 

 

Trainer of the Year 2010: Freddie Roach

Not even close anymore. 

 

Best Fight Card of the Year 2010 (meaning best overall main event and undercards): Top Rank's In Harm's Way

Fight of the year was the Main Event and the Donaire fight was great. The Mikey Garcia fight was also a nice treat.  

 

Best New Prospect of the Year 2010: James DeGale.

Had a great 2010 and should only improve next year. 

 

Best Boxing Commentator of the Year 2010: Al Bernstein

Just compliments a fight well and doesn't take it over.

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