Matt Hamilton on Boxing @’s 2011 Awards
December 31, 2011 Boxing History

World Wide Web Boxing Awards 2011

Fighter of the Year

Winner: Andre Ward

First Runner Up: Miguel Cotto

Second Runner Up: Brandon Rios

Young Fighter of the Year

Winner: Canelo Alvarez

KO of the Year

Winner: Jessie Vargas vs. Walter Estrada

Runner Up: Donaire vs Montiel

Second Runner Up: Lucian Bute vs Jean Paul Mendy

Heavyweight Division: Robert Helenius KO’s Samuel Peter in 9th.

Round of the Year

Big Fight Category: James Kirkland vs Alfredo Angulo, Round 1.

Cult* Fight Category: Akira Yaegashi-Pornsawon Porpramook, Round 8.

Overall Winner: Akira Yaegashi vs. Pornsawon Porpramook, Round 8.

Fight of the Year

Winner: Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto

First Runner Up: James Kirkland vs. Alfredo Angulo

(Joint) Second Runner Up: Akira Yaegashi vs. Pornsawon Porpramook

(Joint) Second Runner Up: Pawel Wolak vs. Delvin Rodriguez

Comeback of the Year

James Kirkland vs Alfredo Angulo

Prospect of the Year

Winner: Gary Russell Junior

Runner Up: Demetrius Andrade

Second Runner Up: Tyson Fury

Trainer of the Year

Winner: Robert Garcia

Runner-Up: Virgil Hunter

Second Runner Up: Barry Hunter

Lloyd Christmas Memorial Award for Worst Officiating

Agbeko vs Mares I

Upset of the Year

Winner: Nobuhiro Ishida TKO’s James Kirkland Round 1.

Runner Up: Orlando Salido beats Juan Manuel Lopez

Second Runner Up: Brian Viloria TKO of Givoani Segura


Event of the Year

Winner: Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz


Starpower: Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz. A commercial success if not a sporting one.

Runner Up: Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez III.

Second Runner Up: Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito II.



Quote of the Year

Winner: “I wish I was 50 years younger and I would kick your ass.” Larry Merchant

Runner Up: “You don’t never give me a fair shake. So I’m gonna let you talk to Victor Ortiz, alright? I’m through.

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather wasn't best pleased with Larry Merchant's shaking. (Photograph courtesy Constantion Garcia).

Put somebody else up here to give me an interview. HBO need to fire you because you don’t know shit about boxing. You ain’t shit.” Floyd Mayweather

Second Runner Up: “I’ve got a hard-on right now, mate.” David Haye


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