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Miranda right turns out lights on Banks, earns KOY honors

When it comes to slick, intelligent boxing, No one will ever confuse Edison Miranda's boxing skills for those of Floyd Mayweather. When it comes to knockout power and highlight-reel KOs, however, Miranda is in a league of his own.

Updated: December 26, 2008, 3:36 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Whatever Edison Miranda's limitations are as a prizefighter (and there are many), two things have never been questioned: his gift for funny trash talk before a fight and his power.

In his native Colombia, Miranda was scoring knockout after knockout before arriving in the United States in 2005 with a reputation as a huge puncher, and his rep didn't diminish after his eye-catching first-round devastation of Willie Gibbs in his December 2006 HBO debut.

But after hard-hitting ...

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