Who are the Champions in 2019? Here are five boxers to remember while enjoying an impressive victory over the past 12 months. They grabbed the belt of world champions with impressive wins in front of their own fans and abroad.
Joshua lost the WBA, IBF, WBO Heavyweight championship belt after suffering an embarrassing defeat for round 7 TKOs from Andy Ruiz Jr. in the first duel in New York, United States, June 1. The defeat shook the world boxing world that tarnished Joshua’s unbeaten record. Having to wait six months, Joshua did revenge by winning an absolute number over Ruiz Jr. at Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia on December 7.
The Irish boxing star carved out a sensational success story when she stopped Rose Volante from seizing the WBO Lightweight Belt while completing her WBA and IBF titles. He became the lightweight World Champion that didn’t need to be questioned.
Taylor was involved in a brutal battle with Delfine Persoon to win the fourth Lightweight world championship belt. He then defeated Christina Linardatou to become the new WBO champion.
The Scottish boxer became the new sports hero after Taylor claimed the IBF title with a dominant point victory over Ivan Baranchyk last May. He then added the WBA ‘Super’ belt after the epic points victory over Regis Prograis in the final of the World Boxing Super Series.
Prograis, a highly ranked American, collected 24 wins. But, Taylor was able to tarnish the Prograis record for adding the Muhammad Ali trophy to his super lightweight trophy.
The IBF Featherweight King defended his title against Kid Galahad and Sofiane Takoucht to enhance his status as a major force. Warrington must show different qualities as champions to ensure victory points over Galahad.
Dubois is the hottest British Heavyweight talent. Dubois won the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight championship belt after winning five wins in 2019. The domestic clash with Nathan Gorman, an undefeated colleague, proved a simple task for Dubois, which resulted in a knockout victory.
The 22-year-old boxer sent another warning to his rival after destroying Kyotaro Fujimoto last weekend.
This was an extraordinary year for Josh Taylor, who had put together the Lightweight belt and won the Muhammad Ali Cup.