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2006 National Boxing Awards

2006 was another year of great boxing and at the end of every season the best should be recognized, so here they are the second annual Philly Keith Awards!

Fighter of the Year – Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao 2006While it was another entertaining year of boxing, there wasn’t one fighter that truly stood out after Carlos Baldomir took the loss against Floyd.

But if I had to pick one, I am going with the PacMan who basically ended the career of legendary yet fading Erik Morales over two fights and in between put a severe beating on Oscar Larios in the Philippines.

The promotional free agent was thought to have signed with Golden Boy but at the zero hour changed his mind and went with Top Rank so that might put a damper on a rematch in 2007 against Marco Antonio Barrera.

If that fight doesn’t shape up how about a rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez or giving Joan Guzman a shot?

What ever comes about, you can always count on Pacquaio to give a crowd pleasing performance. Continue reading 2006 National Boxing Awards