Hi there, folks. My name's Chris. In my opinion, 2012, has been the craziest year of boxing I've ever lived to see. What do you folks think?
Here are some of the mind-blowing, out-of this world, phenomenal, heart-breakingly sad and tragic things that happened in 2012:
Angelo Dundee passes away.
Emmanuel Steward passes away.
Hector Camacho is murdered.
Paul Williams gets into a motorcycle accident, fractures his spine, and part of his body is paralyzed.
Paul Williams, in an interview after his accident, captivates the world with his magnificently positive and inspiring look on life.
Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi shockingly wins a fight by “TKO”.
Ricky Hatton makes a daring return to the sport but is stopped in round 9.
Floyd Mayweather goes to jail.
Miguel Cotto gives Floyd Mayweather one of the toughest fights of his career.
Austin Trout beats Miguel Cotto and proves that he is belongs at the top of the 154 pound weight-class division.
Josesito Lopez upsets and stops Victor Ortiz by breaking his jaw.
Danny Garcia knocks Amir Khan out.
Danny Garcia knocks Erik Morales out.
Lamont Peterson is caught using illegal substances.
Andre Berto is caught using illegal substances.
Andre Ward completely dominates Chad Dawson.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. beats Andy Lee.
Bob Arum actually allows Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight Sergio Martinez. (I still can't believe this happened.)
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. gets dominated by Sergio Martinez for 11 rounds, and then, stunningly hurts Martinez in round 12 and almost knocks Sergio Martinez out. (My heart stopped when this happened.)
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tests positive for marijuana use.
Randall Bailey, after losing 7 rounds in a row, knocks Mike Jones out by landing a massive right uppercut.
Carlos Molina is shockingly disqualified after one of his corner men jump into the ring.
Richard Abril beats Brandon Rios and is robbed of the victory by the judges. (I haven't watched the fight so I don't if it's true or not.)
Manny Pacquaio beats Timothy Bradley and is robbed by the judges.
Juan Manuel Marquez shakes up the world and knocks Manny Pacquaio out!
Adrian Broner completely dominates Antonio Demarco.
Robert Guerrero moves up to welterweight and beats two solid opponents (Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto.)
Johnathon Banks knocks up up and coming heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell out.
50 Cent becomes a boxing promoter.
50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather have a Twitter fight and stop being friends.
Jersey Shore's “Snookie” becomes a boxing promoter.
Nonito Donaire moves up to the 122 pound weight-class division and beats 4 top fighters in the 122 pound weight-class division (Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., Jeffrey Mathebula, Toshiaki Nishioka, and Jorge Arce.)
Alfredo Angulo is released from the detention center he was being held in.
David Haye “glasses” Dereck Chisora.
Carl Froch knocks Lucian Bute out.
Larry Merchant retires.
Floyd Mayweather apologizes to Larry Merchant.
Brandon Rios fails to make weight for his fight against Richard Abril, moves up to the 140 pound weight division, and puts on a fight of the year contender with Mike Alvarado.
That's pretty much all I could think of. 2012 sure was crazy!