Awards Season Open Thread

With 2010 winding down, preparations are under way here at TQBR Headquarters for our year-end awards. This awards season, TQBR HQ seeks your input well in advance, rather than on the back end. Once daily, we’ll be picking five finalists in each of the below categories, then announcing the winners in each category the next day.

So, please, help out. List as many candidates as you can think of for each category; the first is an area of special need. Don’t pick your winners yet, though, please. Save that for next week(ish). Just candidates.

Round of the Year

Knockout of the Year

Fight of the Year

Fighter of the Year

And just cuz it’s an Open Thread, here’s a musical selection:

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.