Top Ten Biggest Boxing Upsets in 2021

2021 had a good amount of upsets, not just in boxing but in all combat sports. Here’s a list of the biggest boxing upsets of 2021. What fight do you believe to be the biggest upset? Please vote or add!
The Top Ten
1 Sandor Martin W(MD) Mikey Garcia

I don't know what the hell was wrong with Garcia in this fight. He looked terrible. Wonder if he's "shot" and it's pretty much over for him as a champion or even as a contender? He is at that age (mid-30s). This fight also tied the biggest boxing betting upsets of the year at +1400.

2 George Kambosos Jr. W(SD) Teofimo Lopez

Lopez overlooked and underestimated the tough, scrappy Aussie. Lopez was already talking about future matches before he and Kambosos even got into the ring. Lopez lost his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and The Ring Lightweight titles due to his overconfidence and lack of focus.

3 Masamichi Yabuki W(TKO10) Kenshiro Teraji

One of Japan's biggest boxing star, undefeated (18 - 0) WBC Light-Flyweight champion Teraji was knocked out in the 10th. Tied with the biggest boxing betting upsets at +1400.

4 Oleksandr Usyk W(UD) Anthony Joshua

Many had this as an upset cause most were thinking Joshua was too big, too powerful and too experienced at heavyweight for Usyk to have a chance. Reason being this was only his third fight at heavyweight after moving up from cruiserweight. Usyk gained the WBA (Super), IBF, IBO, and WBO Heavyweight titles.

5 Kiko Martinez W(KO6) Kid Galahad

The young, much-hyped, up and coming Galahad was supposed to run through the aging (35) fighter with 10 losses on his record. Galahad also talked a lot of smack before this fight and ended up getting knocked out stiff in the 6th losing the IBF Featherweight title in the process.

6 Yordenis Ugas W(UD) Manny Pacquiao

Manny was old and shot in this fight. Actually he's been past his prime for awhile now. Glad he retired after this fight. He has secured himself as a legend of the sport. But because of his "name" and legacy, this was considered an upset to many.

7 Mauricio Lara W(TKO9) Josh Warrington

Undefeated Warrington (and most fans) thought this was going to be a tune-up fight for a big name, big pay fight next. Well Lara came out ferocious from the opening bell dropping Warrington in the 4th and finishing him in the 9th. Never overlook another fighter but especially never overlook a Mexican fighter.

8 Gabriel Rosado W(KO3) Bektemir Melikuziev

Was supposed to be a "showcase" fight for the young up and comer Melikuziev against an aging, high mileage "gatekeeper" in Rosado. Well, the tough, experienced, crafty vet had other plans knocking Melikuziev out in the 3rd and won some minor titles in the process.

9 James Martin W(MD) Vito Mielnicki

Not higher at the start of this list because casual fans have no idea who these guys are but this was tied as the biggest betting upsets of the year at +1400.

10 Masataka Taniguchi W(TKO11) Wilfredo Mendez

Was said to be an easy mandatory title defense for Mendez but Taniguchi ended up knocking out Mendez in the 11th taking his WBO Mini Flyweight title.

The Contenders
11 Óscar Valdez W(KO10) Miguel Berchelt
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