2014 Boxing Prospect of the Year: Artur Beterbiev

2014 Boxing Prospect of the Year: Artur Beterbiev

0 comments 📅28 December 2014, 07:37

The 2014 Boxing Prospect of the Year is light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (7-0, 7 KOs), who separated himself from a talented pack of 2014 hot prospects by stepping up in class to demolish both former world champion Tavoris Cloud and previously unbeaten Jeff Page to close out the year. Two-time Russian Olympian Beterbiev, who has fought all his pro bouts in Canada, was 4-0 with 4 KOs in 2014 as he outpaced Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) who devastated a lineup of past their prime heavyweights in the UK.

Beterbiev also edged out Puerto Rican Olympian lightweight Felix Verdejo (16-0, 12 KOs), who was spectacular every outing in 2014, going 7-0 with 6 KOs. Verdejo looks to be a star in the making.

Other boxers to watch in 2015 include heavyweight Joseph Parker (12-0, 10 KOs), cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk (6-0, 6 KOs), super middleweights Jesse Hart (16-0, 13 KOs) and Callum Smith (15-0, 11 KOs), middleweight Ievgen Khytrov (7-0, 7 KOs), welterweight Errol Spence (15-0, 12 KOs), super lightweight Jose Ramirez (13-0, 10 KOs), and featherweights Jo Jo Diaz (14-0, 9 KOs) and Oscar Valdez (14-0, 13 KOs).

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