The beauty of boxing is that not everything is written and any fight can have an unexpected ending. And it is precisely those victories that no one expects that create the new figures, fighters who were there, had the talent but not enough recognition.
In 2021 there were several cases of boxers who can be considered Revelation of the year and the WBA wants to discuss it with the fans through social media, so it will post questions to know the opinion of boxing lovers.
Among those cases is George Kambosos Jr., who did not start as a favorite against Teófimo López but managed to beat him to be crowned at lightweight and rise to the elite of the discipline at world level last November.
Sandor Martín was another fighter who made a splash in 2021 by defeating Mike García and putting Spain at the top of world boxing on October 16, in California. Leigh Wood, likewise, won the WBA featherweight title from Can Xu in July with a dominant performance against the Chinese, a solid and impressive fighter.
Another name to be considered is Mexico’s Esteban Bermudez, who knocked out Carlos Cañizales to become the pioneering body’s new junior flyweight champion in Mexico City when few expected it.
It was a year of pleasant surprises and great boxer promotions worth highlighting. The WBA will be in constant discussion on its networks about the highlights of the year over the next few days.