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2015 RING Awards: Finalists for Prospect of the Year

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Unbeaten middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas. Photo credit: Rosie Cohe/Showtime

Unbeaten middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas. Photo credit: Rosie Cohe/Showtime

The past year was packed with drama in and out of the ring, including some memorable fights, big surprises and important milestones.

Who and what stood out the most?

Find out when THE RING reveals its annual year-end awards for 2015 in January. The categories: Fighter, Fight, Knockout, Trainer, Upset, Event, Comeback, Round, Prospect and Most Inspirational.

Leading up to the announcement, we will give you the five finalists in one category each day. Day 2: Prospect of the Year.



The finalists (in alphabetical order):

JACK CATTERALL
14-0, 9 KOs

Smooth junior welterweight southpaw from Chorley, England, who works very well behind an educated right jab. Four wins in 2015, three stoppages.

DIEGO DE LA HOYA
13-0, 7 KOs

The cousin of six-weight world champion Oscar De La Hoya had a dominant year in the junior featherweight division and continues to improve. Represents Mexicali, Mexico.

ANTOINE DOUGLAS
19-0-1, 13KOs

Talented middleweight who scored three stoppages in 2015, two of them over previously unbeaten opponents. The 23-year-old fights out of Burke, Virginia.

TAKUMA INOUE
5-0, 1 KO

Younger brother of WBO junior bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue also campaigns at 115 pounds. Last time out, the Japanese star scored an impressive 12-round decision over Mark Anthony Geraldo.

JOSEPH PARKER
19-0, 17 KOs

Hard-hitting New Zealand heavyweight punched his way through five capable opponents, none of whom managed to extend the 23-year-old beyond four rounds.

Tomorrow: Event of the Year finalists.

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