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The Boxing News review of the year

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Boxing News gives out knockout of the year awards, upset of the year awards, prospect of the year and more

Knockout of the year 2019:

Deontay Wilder laying out Luis Ortiz with a monster right hand out of nowhere in Las Vegas.

Honourable mentions:

The shuddering straight right from Deontay Wilder against Dominic Breazeale that made the Brooklyn crowd gasp upon impact; Sam Maxwell putting an end to Sabri Sediri’s mocking in Leicester by levelling him with a right hook; The devastating right hand from Yunier Dorticos that put Andrew Tabiti to sleep in Riga, Latvia; Nonito Donaire’s classic one-punch left hook knockout of Stephon Young in Lafayette, Louisiana; The wicked right hand from Vergil Ortiz Jnr that removed Mauricio Herrera from consciousness in Las Vegas; Joshua Buatsi’s mammoth right hand that thundered into Liam Conroy’s chin in Stratford, pitching him headlong into the canvas; Dave Allen’s pulverising left hook to the body that dispatched Lucas Browne in Greenwich; The swift and powerful overhand left from Jazza Dickens that landed square on Nasibu Ramadhan’s jaw in Liverpool; Pawel August’s breathtaking left hook to the liver which rendered Robert Halas unable to beat the count in Torquay; Gabe Flores Jnr’s caterwauling check left hook that flattened Eduardo Reis in Stockton, California; Marco McCullough’s short right hand that dropped Declan Geraghty hard in Belfast; The sizzling, picture-perfect overhand right from Devin Haney that left Antonio Moran lying catatonic on the mat in Oxon Hill, Maryland; Gennady Golovkin loading up on a bone-chilling left hand that decked Steve Rolls face-first in New York; James Metcalf’s spiteful left to the body that sent Jason Welborn to his knees in Leeds; Jermell Charlo’s textbook one-two combination that instantly felled Jorge Cota in Las Vegas; The highlight-reel counter left from Miguel Angel Gonzalez that left Saul Rodriguez stretched out on his back in Temecula, California; Marcus Morrison’s thumping right hand down the middle that accounted for Emanuele Blandamura in Rome; The brutal five-punch combination from Dereck Chisora that wiped out Artur Szpilka in Greenwich; Mikael Lawal’s booming left hook that floored Damian Chambers heavily in Altrincham; The crunching left hook at the end of a savage sequence from James Tennyson that left Atif Shafiq with his legs folded beneath him in Greenwich; Archie Sharp’s left to the chin of Declan Geraghty in Kensington that was so powerful the fight was instantly halted; Kazunori Nakayama’s explosive left hand that knocked Lerdchai Chaiyawed out cold in Kariya, Japan.

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Deontay Wilder finishes Luis Ortiz Stephanie Trapp/TGB

Upset of the year 2019

Andy Ruiz Jnr w rsf 7 Anthony Joshua
Against all the odds, Ruiz – a replacement opponent and 12-1 underdog – turned the boxing world on its head by dropping Joshua four times and taking his world heavyweight titles.

Honourable mentions:

Adan Gonzales w pts 4 Robeisy Ramirez; Pablo Cesar Cano w rsf 1 Jorge Linares; Julian Williams w pts 12 Jarrett Hurd; John Riel Casimero w rsf 3 Zolani Tete; Julio Cesar Martinez w ko 5 Andrew Selby; Andrew Cancio w rsf 4 Alberto Machado; Jean Pascal w td 8 Marcus Browne; Oscar Mojica w pts 6 Paddy Barnes; Scott Fitzgerald w pts 10 Anthony Fowler; David Avanesyan w rsf 9 Kerman Lejarraga; Andrew Robinson w pts 8 Damian Jonak; Anthony Young w rsf 3 Sadam Ali; Enrique Tinoco w rtd 8 Jordan Gill; Mykal Fox w pts 10 Fazliddin Gaibnazarov; Marcus Browne w pts 12 Badou Jack; Lee Hallett w pts 4 Harley Benn; Jamel Herring w pts 12 Masayuki Ito; Kamil Sokolowski w pts 8 Alex Dickinson; Elwin Soto w ko 12 Angel Acosta; Joe Noynay w rsf 6 Satoshi Shimizu; Roger Gutierrez w ko 1 Eduardo Hernandez; Marcus Morrison w rsf 9 Emanuele Blandamura; Luke Keeler w pts 10 Luis Arias; Tommy McCarthy w pts 12 Fabio Turchi; Patrick Teixeira w pts 12 Carlos Adames; Ricards Bolotniks w rsf 1 Steven Ward.

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Manny Robles celebrates with Andy Ruiz after victory over Anthony Joshua Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing

Prospect of the year 2019

Michael Conlan – A hat-trick of victories for the hugely popular Belfast boxer in 2019, capped off by a win against his old amateur foe Vladimir Nikitin.

Honourable mentions:

Vergil Ortiz Jnr; Filip Hrgovic; Abass Baraou; Ryan Garcia; Efe Ajagba; Israil Madrimov; Shakhram Giyasov; Sunny Edwards; Ali Akhmedov; Bektemir Melikuziev.

Michael Conlan
Michael Conlan is developing all the time

Comeback of the year 2019

Dan Sarkozi. After two years out of the ring following a stroke and heart surgery, Sarkozi incredibly returned to action in 2019. He even won both of his fights.

Dan Sarkozi
Sarkozi’s comeback has been extraordinary Action Images/Peter Cziborra

Heroes of the year

Mark Prince (OBE), Colin McMillan (BEM) and Costas Evangelou (MBE) being honoured in the Queen’s New Years Honours list for services to their local community. Amanda Serrano becoming a seven-weight world champion. Mickey Helliet celebrating his 100th promotion. Lewis van Poetsch and Qasim Hussain becoming boxing centurions. Colin Lynes carrying out excellent work in the community. Claressa Shields and Katie Taylor collecting all four major world titles to become undisputed champions at middleweight and lightweight respectively. Joshua Buatsi and Cheavon Clarke supporting the Reaching Higher foundation. RJ Draper winning the Schools Championships for a second time, having previously been in a coma having suffered two broken legs and a bloodclot on the brain after being run over by a van. Dominic Bergonzi forming the Gloves Up, Knives Down group. Various figures raising money towards the Ringside Rest and Care Home for ex-boxers. Milambo Makani and Dwayne Musaka co-founding the Knock Out Crime project. Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire demonstrating first-class sportsmanship before, during and after their fight.

Event of the year 2019

Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jnr rivalry
Ruiz’s sensational victory at Madison Square Garden in June led to a highly anticipated rematch in Saudi Arabia six months later, where Joshua gained his revenge.

Honourable mentions:

Ivan Baranchyk-Josh Taylor and Emmanuel Rodriguez-Naoya Inoue doubleheader; Josh Taylor-Regis Prograis; Errol Spence Jnr-Mikey Garcia; Vasyl Lomachenko-Luke Campbell; Keith Thurman-Manny Pacquiao; Daniel Dubois-Nathan Gorman; Scott Fitzgerald-Anthony Fowler.

Retirements in 2019

George Groves; Ishe Smith; James DeGale; Luke Wilton; Russ Midgley; Lamont Peterson; Matty Askin; Stephen Ormond; Wadi Camacho; Troy James; Paddy Barnes; Ryan Burnett; Anthony Crolla; Nicola Adams; Marco McCullough.

Most improved fighters of the year

Caleb Plant; Pablo Cesar Cano; Can Xu; Craig Richards; Philip Bowes; DeeJay Kriel; Samuel Antwi; Chris Eubank Jnr; Jeison Rosario; Chris Jenkins; Ekow Essuman; Sergey Lipinets; Scott Fitzgerald; Ray Robinson; David Avanesyan; Martin Bakole; Andrew Robinson; Alfredo Angulo; Juan Francisco Estrada; Lerrone Richards; Anthony Young; Leigh Wood; Julian Williams; Brad Foster; Jamel Herring; Zelfa Barrett; Erickson Lubin; Daniel Dubois; Ryota Murata; Ronny Rios; Roger Gutierrez; Marcus Morrison; Luke Keeler; Nonito Donaire; John Riel Casimero; Nick Webb; Ricards Bolotniks; Dan Azeez.

Lionhearts of the year 2019

Caleb Plant – whose daughter passed away at the age of 19 months after suffering from a rare medical condition – becoming a world champion; Badou Jack fighting from round seven through to the end of round 12 against Marcus Browne with an almighty vertical gash down the centre of his forehead; Ryohei Takahashi putting forth an admirable showing against TJ Doheny in a world title challenge, despite only taking the fight on two weeks’ notice; Ted Cheeseman going the full 12 rounds with Sergio Garcia, despite shipping some heavy punishment throughout; A blood-smeared Lee Selby fighting through cuts above both eyes to defeat Omar Douglas; TJ Doheny putting in an inspirational effort against Daniel Roman; Jamel Herring winning a world title on what would have been his late daughter’s 10th birthday; Dec Spelman – wearing the name ‘Westgarth’ on his waistband – claiming the English belt 15 months after Scott Westgarth died following their fight; Steven Ward and Liam Conroy giving it everything in their violent, bloody thriller; Anthony Yarde enhancing his reputation in defeat by entering Sergey Kovalev’s backyard in Russia and putting in an immensely brave display; Tyson Fury having to contend with a horrendous cut from the third round onwards to overcome Otto Wallin; The swollen and wounded Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis displaying mind-boggling levels of heart and effort during their brilliant encounter; Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire sharing blood and guts during 12 rounds of thunderous action; Lee McGregor putting on a great fight with Kash Farooq in the same week that he found out about the death of his aunt; Alex Dilmaghani and Francisco Fonseca giving it their absolute all in an action-packed war; The ultra-gutsy Craig Evans – sporting a flattened nose after a clash of heads – battling on until the 11th round against James Tennyson.

Journeymen of the year 2019

Ben Fields; Serge Ambomo; MJ Hall; Jamie Quinn; Naheem Chaudhry; Lewis van Poetsch; Lee Hallett; Dean Jones; Michael Mooney; Chris Adaway; Jordan Grannum; Fonz Alexander.

Drug controversies

Jarrell Miller; Dillian Whyte; Avni Yildirim; Heather Hardy; Rey Vargas; Julio Cesar Martinez.

Serious injuries in the boxing ring

Felipe Orucuta suffering a blood clot on his brain following his fight with Jonathan Javier Rodriguez; Zab Judah suffering a bleed on the brain following his fight with Cletus Seldin.

Worst scorecards of the year 2019

(Interesting, and concerning, to note that this section has doubled since last year)

James Pierce (98-92) and John Madfis (97-93) scoring too widely in Chris Algieri’s favour against Daniel Gonzalez, in what was a very close fight; Don Ackerman’s absurd 113-113 scorecard in the Keith Thurman-Josesito Lopez bout; The too-wide tallies in favour of Can Xu against Jesus M. Rojas from Alfredo Polanco (116-112), Gloria Martinez (117-111) and Ignacio Robles (118-110); Massimiliano Bianco marking Sergio Garcia a much-too-narrow 115-114 winner over Ted Cheeseman; Howard Foster (114-112) and Jerome Lades (115-112) submitting too-close scorecards in favour of Chris Eubank Jnr against James DeGale; Kenny Pringle’s 95-95 vote in the Jay Byrne-Stefan Sanderson clash – a contest that the two other judges rightly scored in favour of Byrne; David Seymour winning 58-56 for Shaun Messer against Khvicha Gigolashvili, when the latter looked to have done more than enough to have his arm raised; Terry O’Connor’s particularly wide 118-110 card favouring Robbie Davies Jnr over Joe Hughes; Rocky Young (115-113) and Waleska Roldan’s (116-112) more-than-charitable scorecards in favour of Jaime Munguia against Dennis Hogan; Craig Metcalfe and Gerald Ritter adjudging Srisaket Sor Rungvisai to have lost by only two points (115-113) against Juan Francisco Estrada, who warranted a wider win; Lamont Roach taking a unanimous verdict (97-92 for Dave Moretti and Richard Ocasio, and 96-93 for Steve Weisfeld) over Jonathan Oquendo, despite the latter appearing to have done enough to get the nod himself; Steve Gray bemusingly scoring the Chris Blaney-Owen Jobburn clash a 38-38 draw, when Blaney looked to have won handily; The off-the-mark 95-95 cards of Brian Costello and Mark D’Attilio that cost Matvey Korobov a deserved victory over Immanuwel Aleem; Terrell Gausha bizarrely being denied a merited win over Austin Trout due to the tallies of Bill Hunter (95-95) and John Dixson (96-94 Trout); Dave Braslow’s preposterous 38-37 card in favour of Robeisy Ramirez, who was clearly second best against Adan Gonzales; Robert Williams and Terry O’Connor both scoring the Brad Foster-Lucien Reid fight a 114-114 draw, when it looked as if Reid warranted the victory; Kristian Touze being awarded a 97-94 win from Reece Carter over Angelo Dragone, leading to gasps of astonishment, followed by a cacophony of boos from the crowd; Andrew Selby receiving a 76-74 verdict from Darren Maxwell over Fadhili Majiha, despite being knocked down in two of the eight rounds; The marks of Robin Dolpierre (115-113) and Fabian Guggenheim (116-112) resulting in a debatable home decision for Matteo Signani over Gevorg Khatchikian; Max DeLuca (95-94), Lisa Giampa (95-94) and Eric Cheek (96-93) making Joshua Greer Jnr a highly suspect winner against Antonio Nieves; Domenico Valentino being on the wrong end of a very bad decision against Francesco Patera (Sergey Litunov 117-110, Grzegorz Molenda and Ernst Salzberger 117-111); Francesco Rega (97-93) and Ammar Sakraoui (98-92) gifting Maxim Prodan the win against Tony Dixon; The puzzlingly wide totals of Howard Foster (97-93) and Steve Gray (98-92) in favour of Anthony Crolla against Frank Urquiaga; Alejandro Rochin’s hard-to-fathom 120-107 scoreline for Nordine Oubaali over Takuma Inoue; Francisco Alloza Rosa, Jose Roberto Torres (both 116-112) and Terry O’Connor (117-111) posting overly wide margins in favour of Callum Smith against John Ryder; Michael Hunter seemingly cruising over the finishing line against Alexander Povetkin, only to be denied a victory by Yury Koptsev (115-113 Povetkin) and Glenn Feldman (114-114).

Obituaries

Paying tribute to the members of the boxing fraternity who passed away in 2019. Apologies for those we may have missed

Angus McMillan (Jun 29, 1946 – 2019 – Pro super-lightweight); Arthur Brooks (2019 – Promoter & manager); Andy Braidwood (Mar 1, 1956 – 2019 – Pro welterweight); Ernie Hatton (2019 – Amateur boxer); Bill Flemington (2019 – Referee); Herminio Cuevas Collazo (2019 – Judge); Clive Hall (Jan 2019 – Promoter & manager & trainer); Danny Kemp (Jan 2019 – Amateur boxer & trainer); Dickie Owens (Aug 30, 1948 – Jan 4, 2019 – Southern Area light-heavyweight champion); Mickey Crawford (Mar 11, 1934 – Jan 4, 2019 – Pro welterweight); Johnathan Williams (Mar 12, 1993 – Jan 4, 2019 – Pro super-lightweight); Frankie Alotta (Nov 15, 1931 – Jan 5, 2019 – Pro welterweight); Justin Paulo (Oct 9, 1987 – Jan 6, 2019 – Pro super-welterweight); Tom Bell (Feb 17, 1997 – Jan 17, 2019 – Pro featherweight); Tommy Haynes (Jan 5, 1941 – Jan 17, 2019 – Pro middleweight); John VanMeter (Dec 20, 1994 – Jan 23, 2019 – Pro super-featherweight); Hugh McIlvanney (Feb 2, 1934 – Jan 24, 2019 – Journalist); Jan de Bruin (Feb 16, 1923 – Jan 25, 2019 – European middleweight title challenger); Jim McCarthy (Jan 26, 2019 – ABA General Manager); Milton Seward (May 4, 1954 – Jan 29, 2019 – Ohio State welterweight title challenger); Dillard Jackson (Oct 1, 1934 – Jan 29, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Ben Tawiah (1956 – Jan 29, 2019 – Ghanaian light-heavyweight title challenger); Wally Mays (Mar 31, 1932 – Jan 30, 2019 – Pro welterweight); Johnny Williamson (Nov 28, 1934 – Jan 30, 2019 – Pro middleweight); George Happe (May 19, 1931 – Feb 2019 – Pro welterweight); Steve Richards (Dec 23, 1937 – Feb 2019 – Pro middleweight); Charlie Makepeace (Feb 2019 – Northampton ABC stalwart); Lennie Hollister (Feb 2019 – Amateur boxer); Bill Marsh (Feb 2019 – Amateur boxer); Colin Ward (Dec 22, 1954 – Feb 4, 2019 – Pro super-welterweight); Eddie Mitchell (Dec 22, 1952 – Feb 4, 2019 – US Southern States middleweight title challenger); Rudy Garcia (Jun 17, 1936 – Feb 5, 2019 – Pacific Northwest lightweight title challenger); Jose Carmona (Feb 5, 2019 – Chilean super-flyweight title challenger); Rocky Lockridge (Jan 10, 1959 – Feb 7, 2019 – WBA & IBF super-featherweight champion); Alexander Kostromin (Feb 9, 1989 – Feb 7, 2019 – Pro light-heavyweight); Jack Basting (Sep 2, 1956 – Feb 10, 2019 – Pro heavyweight); Robert Porcel (Jun 14, 1939 – Feb 12, 2019 – Two-time French featherweight title challenger); Jerry Rash (Mar 25, 1967 – Feb 14, 2019 – Maryland State cruiserweight title challenger); Leonard Duncan (Jun 18, 1926 – Feb 16, 2019 – Pro middleweight); John White (Apr 6, 1941 – Feb 16, 2019 – Pro welterweight); John Smurthwaite (Mar 2019 – Amateur boxing stalwart); Eusebio Pedroza (Mar 2, 1956 – Mar 1, 2019 – WBA featherweight champion); Dom Zimbardo (Jun 5, 1927 – Mar 1, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Danny Romero Snr (Mar 3, 2019 – Trainer); Johnny DePeiza (Jan 10, 1938 – Mar 3, 2019 – Pro super-lightweight); Bernard de Santos (Apr 27, 1939 – Mar 8, 2019 – Judge); Freeda Foreman (Oct 16, 1976 – Mar 9, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Horst Benedens (Jun 19, 1942 – Mar 11, 2019 – European light-heavyweight title challenger); Tiodmir Zambujo (Dec 12, 1930 – Mar 13, 2019 – Pro lightweight); Norm Gautreau (Feb 17, 1931 – Mar 19, 2019 – Pro welterweight); Jaime Rios (Aug 14, 1953 – Mar 20, 2019 – WBA light-flyweight champion); Pete Toro (Aug 19, 1936 – Mar 20, 2019 – Pro welterweight); Franco Wanyama (Feb 7, 1968 – Mar 21, 2019 – Commonwealth cruiserweight champion); Allan Buxton (Feb 28, 1927 – Mar 27, 2019 – Pro welterweight); Vinny Mitchell (May 1, 1987 – Apr 1, 2019 – Pro super-featherweight); Keith Kozlin (Feb 27, 1982 – Apr 1, 2019 – New England light-heavyweight title challenger); Dario Chiarini (Nov 20, 1927 – Apr 2, 2019 – Judge); Keith Tate (Jan 30, 1945 – Apr 5, 2019 – Pro featherweight); Olli Mäki (Dec 22, 1936 – Apr 6, 2019 – European super-lightweight champion); Peter Schmidt (Jan 12, 1934 – Apr 6, 2019 – Three-time Canadian welterweight champion); Ismael Youla (May 11, 1971 – Apr 8, 2019 – European heavyweight title challenger); Marcel Limage (Jul 21, 1929 – Apr 9, 2019 – Belgian light-heavyweight champion); Ray Jutras (Mar 24, 1937 – Apr 12, 2019 – Two-weight New England champion); Mike Russell (Jul 12, 1967 – Apr 13, 2019 – Pro lightweight); Mel Middleton (Nov 6, 1937 – Apr 16, 2019 – Pro lightweight); Bradley Welsh (Nov 4, 1970 – Apr 17, 2019 – Pro lightweight); Pat Dwyer (May 2, 1946 – Apr 18, 2019 – Central Area middleweight champion); Olaf Schroeder (Apr 22, 2019 – Supervisor); Fred Steinwinder III (Sep 13, 1956 – Apr 24, 2019 – Referee & judge); Hal Carroll (Jan 5, 1941 – Apr 25, 2019 – WBC light-heavyweight title challenger); Oliver Harrison (Oct 17, 1960 – Apr 26, 2019 – Trainer); John Lee (May 2019 – Supervisor); Ray Clarke (May 3, 2019 – BBBofC General Secretary); Pedro Jose Gamarro (Jan 8, 1955 – May 7, 2019 – 1976 Olympic silver medallist); Bert Cooper (Jan 10, 1966 – May 10, 2019 – WBA, IBF & WBO heavyweight title challenger); Patrick Leamy (May 10, 2019 – Trainer); Ramaz Hameed (May 10, 2019 – Amateur referee & judge); Harold Lederman (Jan 26, 1940 – May 11, 2019 – Judge & TV pundit); Chuck Henderson (Dec 2, 1942 – May 14, 2019 – British & Commonwealth welterweight title challenger); Joey Santos (Sep 17, 1949 – May 17, 2019 – Commonwealth super-lightweight title challenger); Bob Patterson (Jan 31, 1954 – May 18, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Frank Barbarich (Jun 23, 1939 – May 20, 2019 – Judge); Jesse Leija (Feb 20, 1939 – May 22, 2019 – Pro featherweight); Jock Taylor (Aug 2, 1925 – May 22, 2019 – South East Area light-heavyweight title challenger); Fred Gummerson (May 23, 2019 – Amateur trainer); Mario Diaz (Jun 18, 1941 – May 26, 2019 – Mexican featherweight champion); Peter Cain (1931 – May 26, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Zack Ramsey (Jun 30, 1989 – May 27, 2019 – New England lightweight champion); Terrell Finger (Aug 9, 1968 – May 27, 2019 – Pro super-lightweight); Nick Stato (Jan 24, 1922 – May 28, 2019 – New England lightweight title challenger); Tom Lowe (Jun 2019 – Amateur trainer & matchmaker); JT Ross (Sep 5, 1924 – Jun 1, 2019 – Inter-Mountain middleweight champion); Connor Law (Aug 12, 1992 – Jun 3, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Jack Lindsay (Jun 6, 2019 – Trainer); Billy Joiner (May 10, 1938 – Jun 8, 2019 – Ohio State heavyweight title challenger); Larry Parkes (Aug 17, 1930 – Jun 8, 2019 – Pro middleweight & North Staffs EBA President); Isola Akay MBE (Jun 15, 2019 – All Stars Boxing Gym founder); Floyd McCoy (Dec 24, 1934 – Jun 16, 2019 – Pro light-heavyweight); George Ramos (Aug 8, 2000 – Jun 20, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Willie Monroe (Jun 5, 1948 – Jun 22, 2019 – North American middleweight title challenger); Earl Large (Sep 20, 1946 – Jun 22, 2019 – USBA bantamweight title challenger); Jack Gilbert (Oct 8, 1936 – Jun 26, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Kevin Sheehy (Jul 1, 2019 – Amateur boxer); Ivan Ramirez (May 17, 1995 – Jul 4, 2019 – Pro light-flyweight); Joe Lally (May 19, 1951 – Jul 12, 2019 – Central Area super-welterweight title challenger); Harry Doherty (Jul 22, 1940 – Jul 13, 2019 – Kent EBA President); Pernell Whitaker (Jan 2, 1964 – Jul 14, 2019 – Four-weight world champion); Tom Jensen (Nov 13, 1947 – Jul 17, 2019 – Scandinavian light-heavyweight title challenger); Enrico Scacchia (Apr 27, 1963 – Jul 19, 2019 – Two-weight European title challenger); O’Dell Hadley (Oct 17, 1938 – Jul 20, 2019 – Trainer); Maxim Dadashev (Sep 30, 1990 – Jul 23, 2019 – NABF super-lightweight champion); Vic Bowyer (Jan 9, 1934 – Jul 23, 2019 – Pro welterweight); Hugo Santillan (May 30, 1996 – Jul 25, 2019 – South American super-featherweight champion); Beau Williford (Apr 18, 1950 – Jul 31, 2019 – Trainer & manager); John Donaghy (Aug 2019 – Trainer & whip); Terry Giles (Aug 2019 – Amateur judge); Dawid Kostecki (Jun 27, 1981 – Aug 2, 2019 – WBA Inter-Continental light-heavyweight champion); Jean-Claude Bouttier (Oct 13, 1944 – Aug 3, 2019 – Two-time WBC & WBA middleweight title challenger); Matamba Postolo (Dec 12, 1975 – Aug 4, 2019 – ABU light-heavyweight title challenger); Jose Napoles (Apr 13, 1940 – Aug 16, 2019 – Two-time WBC & WBA welterweight champion); Marcus Neal (Nov 21, 1989 – Aug 25, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Reuben Matewu (1955 – Aug 30, 2019 – Cape light-flyweight title challenger); Roland Pryor (Jan 20, 1947 – Sep 2, 2019 – Pro welterweight); Harry Pinkney (Sep 7, 2019 – Amateur trainer); Neil Allen (Nov 14, 1932 – Sep 13, 2019 – Journalist); Roger Facqueur (Feb 21, 1929 – Sep 14, 2019 – Pro middleweight); Tenny Turner (Sep 17, 2019 – Amateur trainer); Doug Carter (Mar 13, 1926 – Sep 19, 2019 – New Jersey State lightweight champion); Boris Stanchov (Mar 6, 1998 – Sep 21, 2019 – Pro super-featherweight); Jose Maria Madrazo (May 10, 1940 – Sep 23, 2019 – Two-weight Spanish champion); Francis Coeuret (Feb 12, 1931 – Sep 25, 2019 – Pro heavyweight); Ken Jones (Oct 11, 1931 – Sep 26, 2019 – Journalist); Roy DeFilippis (Jun 15, 1944 – Sep 28, 2019 – Pro featherweight); Colin Hayday (Oct 2019 – Amateur boxer); Javier Garcia (Feb 20, 1989 – Oct 1, 2019 – Pro welterweight); Frankie Alotta (May 21, 1953 – Oct 12, 2019 – Amateur boxer); Patrick Day (Aug 9, 1992 – Oct 16, 2019 – WBC Continental Americas super-welterweight champion); Roy Beaman (Jul 12, 1938 – Oct 21, 2019 – Pro featherweight); Leonardo Gonzalez (Dec 1, 1974 – Nov 2, 2019 – WBO Latino light-heavyweight champion); Danny Phippen (Jul 12, 1971 – Nov 5, 2019 – Massachusetts State super-welterweight champion); Bobby Garza (Sep 1, 1931 – Nov 7, 2019 – Texas State lightweight title challenger); Dwight Ritchie (Feb 29, 1992 – Nov 11, 2019 – Australian & OPBF middleweight champion); Edouard Lewkow (Jul 7, 1930 – Nov 16, 2019 – French middleweight title challenger); Matt Casboult (Jan 4, 1994 – Nov 17, 2019 – Australian super-featherweight title challenger); Jimmie Morgan (Feb 25, 1961 – Nov 26, 2019 – Indiana State welterweight title challenger); Brian Pigden (Dec 3, 2019 – Journalist).

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