UPDATE: Poll added with user suggestions.
A new month, a new poll.
March was a REALLY shallow month for good, widely-seen fights.
Nicky Cook v. Roman Martinez, March 14
Not a remarkable fight, but one of the best of a bad group. Cook was in firm control for the first three rounds, even dominating Martinez. But the Puerto Rican challenger roared back in the fourth to stun and drop Cook, and then he stopped him moments later.
Bernard Dunne v. Ricardo Cordoba, March 21
A knock-down, drag-out brawl, a dramatic and excellent fight. Early Fight of the Year contender. If you haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favor and find it. I didn't know Dunne had this kind of performance in him to be honest, and I expect Cordoba would eventually overwhelm the Irishman. Cordoba was down in the third, but came back huge to grab a commanding lead, knocking Dunne down twice in the fifth. Before three knockdowns of Cordoba in the 11th signaled the end of the fight, Cordoba was ahead on the official scorecards (97-90, 96-91, 95-92). It was an epic fight.
Before I post the actual poll section, I'm asking for anyone that caught anything that they want to make a case for, to please go ahead and make that case in the comments. It'll be added. I don't want to do a two-fight (really one-fight) poll, but I just don't think anything else I saw is even worth consideration.
What was the fight of the month for March?
Cook-Martinez (4 votes)
Afolabi-Maccarinelli (3 votes)
Dunne-Cordoba (50 votes)
Hearns-Yorgey (2 votes)
Chavez-Cuello (2 votes)
61 total votes