• Gervonta Davis' knockout of Leo Santa Cruz is one of the best boxing moments of 2020
  • Charlo's victory is considered one of the shockers in 2020
  • The Fury-Wilder trilogy drama remains unsettled but could still happen

Despite a forgetful 2020 that saw the COVID-19 pandemic spoil the usual course of boxing, some fighters still managed to see action and give fight sports fans a good show.

Big names defied the pandemic, and as the Year of the Rat comes to a close, we look back at some of the notable ring clashes.

5. Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder

Before the pandemic grounded the world, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder went through with their rematch. It was the second meeting for the two since the initial showdown held in 2018 that ended in a draw.

This time around, the "Gypsy King" won via TKO against Wilder in the seventh round to win the WBC and vacant The Ring heavyweight titles.

A third fight was suggested, but Fury’s camp suddenly announced in October that they are moving forward due to delays in making it happen.

4. Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith

Fighting for the first time since cutting ties with Golden Boy Promotions, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dominated Callum Smith on Dec. 20 to win the WBA, WBC and The Ring magazine super middleweight titles.

It was a lopsided win for the Mexican, handling the Brit his first boxing career loss.

3. Teofimo Lopez vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko

On Oct. 17, Teofimo Lopez pulled off one of the shocking boxing titles wins for 2020. “The Takeover” agreed to face Vasiliy Lomachenko for the WBO, WBA, WBC Franchise and The Ring titles, the first major fight of the year.

The 23-year-old pulled off a shocking unanimous decision victory after outboxing Lomachenko in Las Vegas to become the youngest four-belt champ in boxing history.

2. Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario

A left jab to the body was all Jeremell Charlo needed to unify three major junior middleweight titles at the expense of Jeison Rosario. "

The Iron Man" connected with the right punch in the eighth round that knocked the wind out of Rosario.

Though surprising in the eyes of some, Charlo felt it was the punishment he gave Rosario in the early rounds that won it for him on Sept. 26. He also retained the WBC light middleweight title.

1. Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz

There is perhaps no better fight to remember in 2020 than the one between Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz.

It is hailed as a frontrunner for instant "Knockout of the Year" and more importantly etched the 26-year-old Davis as a pay-per-view force.

The championship clash on Oct. 31 proved worth it, knocking out Santa Cruz with a vicious uppercut in the sixth round to retain the WBA lightweight title and add the WBA super featherweight title.

Gervonta Davis
Gervonta Davis is one of the biggest prospects in boxing. Pictured, Davis celebrates after he TKO's Jesus Cuellar in the third round to win the WBA Super Featherweight Championship bout at Barclays Center in New York City, April 21, 2018. Mike Stobe/Getty Images