Upset of the Year
Nobuhiro Ishida KO1 James Kirkland
The light hitting Ishida was imported as cannon fodder for the fresh out of jail Kirkland, who was being groomed for bigger things. But Kirkland came into the fight woefully out of shape and was dropped three times before the referee waved the fight off. Kirkland reestablished himself towards the end of the year but this shocking upset is impossible to forget.