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Round By Round Boxing’s 2015 Midyear Awards

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Round By Round Boxing is back with another set of midyear awards.

What’s happened thus far in 2015?

Well, after years of back-and-forth negotiations and what seemed to be a number of ridiculous demands from both sides, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally got it on on May 2, 2015.

While the event itself was a huge financial success and broke every record imaginable, the action in the ring left a lot to be desired and the shoulder gate aftermath involving Manny Pacquiao’s injury left a sour taste in many fans’ mouths–and pockets.

What was a labeled as the “Fight of the Century” ended up being topped (in terms of fan-pleasing action) the very next weekend with Canelo Alvarez‘s blistering knockout of James Kirkland.

Fighters like Kell Brook, Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Kovalev have bolstered their resumes with impressive victories and seem poised to be in the running for many year-end awards.

In the first half of 2015, boxing fans have been getting used to a host of “free” Premier Boxing Champions cards on NBC, CBS and Spike TV. More PBC events will round out the year on Bounce, ESPN and ABC as well.

Roc Nation Sports also brought boxing to BET and Golden Boy Promotions continued to promote their future stars with LA Fight Club and Golden Boy Live cards on Fox Sports 1 / Fox Deportes.

The staff at RBRBoxing has saddled up again and decided to try our hand at some midyear awards for the categories of fight of the midyear, upset of the midyear, KO of the midyear, who is winning the TV battle, fighter of the midyear and round of the midyear.

Whether you agree or disagree with our selections make sure to leave a comment with your picks below.

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