Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez making a grand arrival to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
Throughout his time covering boxing, award-winning photographer Naoki Fukuda has captured some of the best figures in the sport, both in and outside of the ring.
In 2014, Fukuda was once again embedded around special moments in the sport, and was kind enough to share with HustleBoss.com some of his favorite images throughout the year.
Please read below for a look back at boxing in 2014, through the lens of ‘Naopix’.
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook trains prior to his title-winning showdown vs. Shawn Porter
Abner Mares lands a left hand vs. Jonathan Oquendo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Danny Jacobs celebrates after winning the vacant WBA middleweight title
Kazakhstan star and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin went 3-0 in 2015, scoring stoppages of Osumanu Adama, Daniel Geale, and Marco Antonio Rubio.
Sadam Ali lands a big left vs. Jeremy Bryan
Nicholas Walters vs. Nonito Donaire
The rugged Jamaican broke out with a huge knockout victory over the decorated Fil-Am star
Jorge Linares catching Ira Terry with a vicious left in Carson, Calif.
Anthony Dirrell landing vs. Sakio Bika in their rematch
Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana I & II
Mayweather bested the tough Argentinean via majority and unanimous decisions in May and September.
Javier Fortuna landing against Abner Cotto
Huge year for the Russian, who capped it off with an impressive victory over Bernard Hopkins.
Mauricio Herrera on the attack against Johan Perez
Mickey Bey catching Miguel Vazquez with a left
James De La Rosa staying busy against Alfredo Angulo
Emmanuel Taylor and Adrien Broner in the trenches
Danny Garcia after finishing off Rod Salka in Brooklyn, New York
LaDarius ‘Memphis’ Miller tagging Eddie Diaz during their Vegas match inside of the Palms
Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara
Terence Crawford connecting against Yuriorkis Gamboa
Shawn Porter during media day before his match vs. Kell Brook
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