As a spectacular 2008 boxing campaign comes to an end, Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to congratulate three of its top fighters on the awards they received from the world-renowned and respected Sports Illustrated.
Named on Sports Illustrated 2008 Boxing Awards list were future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins, whose stirring victory over Kelly Pavlik on October 18, 2008 was voted Upset of The Year.
Pound-for-pound superstar Juan Manuel Marquez, whose knockout of Joel Casamayor on September 13, 2008 earned Knockout of The Year honors; and rising star Victor Ortiz, who went 3-0, 3 KO's in 2008 was celebrated as SI's Prospect of The Year.
"I'd like to congratulate Bernard, Juan Manuel and Victor on their well deserved awards," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "It was an exciting year for all of us at Golden Boy and we're gearing up for an even bigger 2009."