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Boxingchronicles.com 2009 - Fighter of the Year!

Throughout the week, Boxingchronicles.com will be posting its annual awards for Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, Upset of the Year, Knockout of the Year, Comeback of the Year, and Success story of the Year.  Today we will begin with the winner for Fighter of Year.  Who made the greatest impression in the sport of boxing?  Who scored the biggest victories at the most elite level of competition?  Who was the Fighter of the Year in 2009?  The winner is...

MANNY PACQUIAO

Having won world titles in two different weight classes, with a 2nd round KO of Ricky Hatton at 140lbs in May, followed by a 12th round TKO of Miguel Cotto at 147lbs last month, the pound for pound king of the ring was head and shoulders above his fellow competitors in the sport of boxing this year. 

The Pacman's brutal knockout of Hatton remains a viable candidate for knockout of the year.  His impressive one-sided, final round stoppage of Cotto was yet another fight in which many respected fanatics believed that the Puerto Rican sensation was hard-hitting and strong enough to derail the Pacquiao express. How wrong they were.  With such extraordinary wins in fights of great significance, can any fighter other than Manny Pacquiao be the Fighter of the Year for 2009?  This commentator says, "No way."

STAY TUNED FOR THE FIGHT OF THE YEAR AWARD COMING TOMORROW!

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