Choosing the top knockout of 2015 was akin to asking the mother of a brain surgeon, rocket scientist and fighter pilot to pick her smartest kid: There’s no easy answer, and no wrong answer.
It was supposed to be Juan Dominguez's nationally televised coming-out party Tuesday night, but countryman Yenifel Vicente turned the lights out early at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
Juan Dominguez stopped Manuel de los Reyes Herrera in three rounds. Yenifel Vicente stopped Herrera in three rounds. Dominguez knocked out his last two opponents. Vicente knocked out his last two opponents. Dominguez is a 29-year-old right-hander. Vicente is a 29-year-old right-hander.
Juan Dominguez was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. It’s where he first took up boxing at age 14 under the tutelage of his father. But when it came time to make his pro debut, Dominguez had already relocated to New York. It would be three years before he would fight in his native country.
As yuletide carols are being sung by the fire, yuletide fists will be swung in the ring when countrymen Juan Dominguez and Yenifel Vicente rumble December 8.