January 17, 2022

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Promoter of the year 2021

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Eddie Hearn is the Boxing Information promoter of the calendar year. Additionally far more in our 2021 critique

BOXING News PROMOTER OF THE Calendar year 2021- EDDIE HEARN
THE promoter a section of hardcore admirers like to dislike was unquestionably the toughest operating promoter in 2021. Across 10 unique countries, Hearn promoted or co-promoted 44 situations, from which 8 fights had been rated between our Fight of the 12 months and British Combat of the Yr lists. Liable for two substantial stadium reveals (Canelo Álvarez-Billy Joe Saunders and Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua), Hearn and his Matchroom outfit – when also churning out content material for Sky Sporting activities, DAZN and numerous multi-media platforms – were prolific in the severe. For context, Hearn’s closest rival, Bob Arum and Top rated Rank, place alongside one another 20 shows in 2021 in four distinct nations around the world.

DAVE HARRIS – HERO OF THE 12 months
Inspite of getting achieved with a chilly shoulder from the sport’s main powerbrokers, and a pandemic throwing many of his strategies into chaos, Harris and his workforce at Ringside Charitable Belief managed to get previous the £100,000 barrier in cash raised. It is unidentified why promoters, and even recent huge title fighters, are reluctant to throw their arms all-around the only registered charity built to assist ex-boxers.

RETIREMENTS
Ryan Fillingham Stacey Copeland Anthony Mundine Carl Frampton Jamie McDonnell Stephen Smith Luke Campbell David Price Manny Pacquiao Shawn Porter.

Corridor OF Shame
Florida Athletic Commission allowing Evander Holyfield to battle at 58 Triller for inviting badly eroded fighters back to the ring Triller bodging their try to phase López-Kambosos Daniel Kinahan remaining one particular of the most strong figures in the sport whilst operating in the shadows unsuccessful negotiations concerning Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Errol Spence and Terence Crawford not even commencing negotiations Óscar Valdez getting allowed to battle even with irregularities being located in a drug exam Jean Pascal and Sergey Kovalev failing drug exams rematch clauses putting progress on maintain time and once more a rise in uncompetitive fights on undercards and at little corridor level key promoters failing to get powering Ringside Charitable Believe in Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul the sanctioning bodies, WBA and WBC the worst offenders, sprouting however far more belts and champions and confusion promoters and broadcasters throwing their arms all-around individuals belts and champions to heighten that confusion.

WORST SCORECARDS OF THE Yr
Steve Grey and Bob Williams (Zelfa Barrett 118-111 Kiko Martínez) Greg Burgess (Joseph Parker 119-109 Junio Fa) Carlos Sucre (Juan Francisco Estrada 117-111 Román González) Chris Tellez (Jennifer McCaskill 100-89 Cecilia Brækhus) Marcus McDonnell (David Adeleye 58-57 Kamil Sokolowski) Don Trella (Jerwin Ancajas 117-110 Jonathan Rodriguez) Viktor Fesechko (Magomed Kurbanov 117-112 Liam Smith) Michael Alexander (Joseph Parker 114-112 Derek Chisora) Nelson Vazquez (Jermell Charlo 117-111 Brian Castaño) Gloria Martinez Rizzo (Gabriel Maestre 117-110 Mykal Fox) Robert Hoyle (John Riel Casimero 117-111 Guillermo Rigondeaux) José Robert Torres (Daniel Matellon 117-111 José Argumedo Javier Geido (Yamila Abellaneda 95-95 Estefania Alaniz).

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