Open Thread: The Best Of The 2000s

I thought I’d revive the Open Thread for a day or more to give people the chance to reflect on the last decade of boxing, including this year that’s expiring now. As much as I rambled on, I’m sure there’s some stuff I left out.

So: Favorite memories of the 2000s? Favorite fighters of the 2000s (which is different than “best”)? Best at each weight? Funniest moment? Saddest moment? All of that stuff.

Since the Open Thread began including videos before it died out, here’s my favorite track of the decade. If you guys wanna take the thread in some insane direction, feel free, as always.

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ( He lives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Guardian, Economist, New Republic, Chicago Tribune and more.