Exclusive photos: Award-winning photographer Naoki Fukuda captures the best of boxing

Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez making a grand arrival to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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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

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Abner Mares lands a left hand vs. Jonathan Oquendo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

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Danny Jacobs celebrates after winning the vacant WBA middleweight title

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Gennady Golovkin

Kazakhstan star and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin went 3-0 in 2015, scoring stoppages of Osumanu Adama, Daniel Geale, and Marco Antonio Rubio.

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Sadam Ali lands a big left vs. Jeremy Bryan

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Nicholas Walters vs. Nonito Donaire

The rugged Jamaican broke out with a huge knockout victory over the decorated Fil-Am star

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Jorge Linares catching Ira Terry with a vicious left in Carson, Calif.

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Anthony Dirrell landing vs. Sakio Bika in their rematch

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana I & II

Mayweather bested the tough Argentinean via majority and unanimous decisions in May and September.

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Javier Fortuna landing against Abner Cotto

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Sergey Kovalev

Huge year for the Russian, who capped it off with an impressive victory over Bernard Hopkins.

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Mauricio Herrera on the attack against Johan Perez

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Mickey Bey catching Miguel Vazquez with a left

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James De La Rosa staying busy against Alfredo Angulo

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Emmanuel Taylor and Adrien Broner in the trenches

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Danny Garcia after finishing off Rod Salka in Brooklyn, New York

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LaDarius ‘Memphis’ Miller tagging Eddie Diaz during their Vegas match inside of the Palms

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara 

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Terence Crawford connecting against Yuriorkis Gamboa

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Shawn Porter during media day before his match vs. Kell Brook

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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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