Brawlers Sports Media Closes Out 2020 Year of Boxing Pandemic.
Article by Rick Mohamed
Announced: The 1st Annual Brawlers Sports Media End of the Year Awards
Brawlers Sports Media CEO Rick Mohamed would like to take the time to thank all of its followers and supporters for following our content throughout the year. We look forward to sharing another exciting year in boxing bringing in the new year 2021.
In spite of the Pandemic taking over everything that we all enjoy doing so very much, boxing still managed to survive it. Boxing delivered the sport back to our living rooms and all our mobile devices as well.
I cant wait to see what 2021 holds, but I know there will be more exciting fights to be seen starting off with Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell. We’re all hoping for a possible Spence vs Crawford fight some time in 2021 as well, but I personally do not think it will happen. Yet here’s hoping. I just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years from Brawlers Sports Media’s family to all of yours.
Now, we have some end of the year awards to hand out, so without further ado, here are:
2020 BRAWLERS SPORTS MEDIA END OF THE YEAR AWARDS!
The year 2020 was a very painful and difficult year for everyone. Boxing wasn’t exempt. When boxing did make its comeback after months of lockdown, we saw some incredible fights. Here are the best of the best of a shortened boxing year 2020:
There were some memorable interviews, such as the boxers interested in Tyson’s Legends League: Davarryl “Touch of Sleep Williamson & Yahya (Johnny) McClain, red hot 18 year old Fei Faiva & her management team, Mr. Gary Russell Jr, and Shawn “SS” Simpson’s struggle to regain his boxing career.
The Best Interviews were: Vergil Ortiz, Rashidi Ellis, and Jaron “Boots” Ennis.
KO of the Year:
Gervonta Davis KOs Leo Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz was giving Davis a tough time up until Round 6, when Davis unleashed a devastating left uppercut that sent Santa Cruz to the canvas. In one single punch, Davis silenced most of his critics who felt that the young star wasn’t ready for the big boys. How do you like him now?
Top Upcoming Fighters to Watch in 2021:
1. Edward Berlanga.
Poor Berlanga: he wants to get some time in the ring and fight a few rounds vs. his opponents. However, when he sees an opening, it’s over! He’s KO’d all of his opponents in his first 16 fights-in the 1st round!
2. Chris Colbert
All Colbert did was continue to win, pushing his record to 15-0, 6 KOs. He’s a new champion who will terrorize fighters in the 130 lb. class for quite a few years…
3. Vergil Ortiz
Just like Berlanga, he sports a record of 16-0, 16 KOs. Another KO Machine on the rise. Now he’s calling out Errol Spence Jr..
4. Fei Faiva
“Lady Tyson” started off very hot, winning her first 4 fights, including the last 3 by 1st round KOs. Though she fought to a draw at the end of the year, Mike Tyson Face Timed her to wish her luck, and Evander Holyfield also gave her mad love.
Honorable Mention:Michael “Mann Mann” Dawson
Though still an amateur, he has fought over 100 fights and should turn pro in 2021. Stay tuned…
Top 5 Fighters of 2020
1. Teofimo Lopez
He beat Vasily “Loma” Lomachenko. He took the fight to him, then withstood a late rally to get the W. That’s enough by itself.
2. Errol Spence Jr.
He rebounded from a deadly car crash in 2019 that almost killed him, then proceeded to shock everyone and dominate Danny “Swift” Garcia in their match. He’s now 28-0, 21 KOs. Is Crawford next?
3.Terrance “Bud” Crawford
The P4P Best in the eyes of many, he ended 2020 with a resounding defeat of Kell Brook, staying unbeaten at 37-0, 28 KOs. He wants Spence, but only if the money’s right.
4. Shakur Stevenson
The former WBO & WBC featherweight champ moved up to junior lightweight, improving his record to 15-0. In December, he beat Toka Khan Clary in a one-sided, dominant display. In 2021, he wants Miguel Berchelt.
5. Jaron “Boots” Ennis
He’s looking to challenge the big names in his division, with a rocking reord of 26-0, 24 KOs. They should approach him with caution…
Fighter of the Year
Terrance “Bud” Crawford/Errol Spence Jr.
These 2 are on a collision course that should result in the new P4P champ as well as the unified champion in the welterweight division. Either choice would be great, but the decision come down to just one. There can only be one, and that is…
Terrance “Bud” Crawford
Sure, he hasn’t been able to put butts in seats and be a top money fighter. He has the record (37-0, 28 KOs) and the longevity. If he’s willing to play ball, the big money fights will come.
Congratulations to all of these worthy boxing champions and contenders!
Thank you and we look forward to serving you the best content in boxing once again in 2021.