This is the decade when Oscar Dela Hoya, Shane Mosley, Felix Trinidad, Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Junior, Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Naseem Hamed, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are all big names in boxing.
Boxing is dying after 2010 especially you don't know who is the face of boxing nowadays. Mayweather is not the face of boxing, he is semi-inactive, who fought once a year only. No more big names in boxing!
For 2013 onwards, there should be big fights between big name boxers so boxing excitement continues!
Not knowing much about the earlier decades in boxing, I have to agree that the '70s and '80s are probably the best decades in boxing. To me they are the most exciting era in boxing; when the best fought the best. The '70s showcased the "Fight of the Century" in Ali v. Frazier in '71, followed by the "Rumble in the Jungle" with Ali v. Foreman in '74, and the fight described by many as one of the most brutal bouts in history, "The Thrilla in Manila" with Ali v. Frazier in '75, which Ali described as, "Closest thing to dyin'." If you think Sergio Martinez is the best that came from Argentina, think again. Carlos Monzon was the best Argentine boxer ever and probably the best middleweight fighter of all time, including Bernard Hopkins but without Sugar Ray Robinson. Some of the best fighters in the '70s continued to "make people happy" into the '80s. For example, the relentless, Roberto Duran dominated his division in the '70s then fought all comers into the '80s. Wilfredo Gomez was a force in the '70s until he ran into Salvador Sanchez in '81. Sadly, Sanchez, who could have become the greatest featherweight fighter of all time, was killed in a car accident. The first Sugar Ray Leonard v. Hitman Hearns fight was held in '81 where Angelo Dundee encouraging Leonard to give it all his best by saying,"You're blowing it, son! You're blowing it!". Where were you when Holmes defended his title against "The Great White Hope," Gerry Cooney in 1982? Oh, and don't forget the '80s also held the most exciting, nonstop, give-and-take first 9 minutes in boxing history simply called, "The War," Hagler v. Hearns, '85. You want exciting fights, go back to the '70s and '80s when the best fought the best. You want snooze fest, then rewind to the past decade (2000-2010) headed by the top hypnotist of them all, Floyd.