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Biggest breakthrough/coming-out fighter in 2016

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  1. Queen B He / Him / His

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    Guys who were nobodies but came out of nowhere.


    Joe Smith - KO'd Fonfara on NBC, KO'd Hopkins on HBO. 1 win away from WBC Title.

    Oscar Valdez - KOd Gradovich on HBO PPV, KO'd Rueda on HBO, KO'd Osawa on HBO. Now has world Title.

    Sergey Lipinetz - KO'd Gvamichava on FS1, KO'd Castillo on ESPN, KO'd Zappa on Showtime. Next fight for world Title.


    I left Errol Spence and Anthony Joshua out because they already had high stock coming into the year.
     
  2. JayE Red Belt

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    Usyk, Corrales, Jermall Charlo, and Frampton deserve some attention. Other than maybe Corrales, none were nobodies going into the year, but they took big steps up.
     
  3. ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    This is the answer. Corrales is the choice for me IMO, since he came out of nowhere.
     
  4. Seano Hands of bone

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    And will be back there soon.
     
  5. Queen B He / Him / His

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    You talking about Jezreel?

    Because he only had 1 win in 2016 and I feel like he's about to get #murked in the rematch
     
  6. ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    we'll see, won't we?
    yeah Jezreel. I'm a huge Uchi fan, but I doubt it.
     
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    Maybe Charlo or Frampton. Likely Frampton for me. He wasn't on my radar before this year, but I was already anticipating something good from the Charlo brothers.
     
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    Usyk, Smith, or Valdez are all good options imo. Think I'd go with Valdez.
     
  9. Crccr Orange Belt

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    Trey-lippe or however the fuck you spell that
     
  10. RR Step into the lab Banned

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    Valdez easy
     
  11. quincy k Brown Belt

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    what is your reasoning behind this?
     
  12. nac386 Gold Belt

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    Carl Frampton. He wasn't a nobody, but he certainly had his coming out party this year with his last two fights. I did not think a whole lot of him before this year, but that LSC fight was awesome.

    Valdez started lower and ended lower, but I could see him as the choice depending on the criteria.
     
  13. parrythehate your mother is so ugly, it effects her self esteem

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    what about that guy who beat Donaire?
     
  14. BusterKeaton Green Belt

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    I'd say Beterbiev but I think most people considered him a breakout of last year.
     

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