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Ring Magazine year-end awards 2019: All nominees revealed

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Dec

The Ring magazine year-end awards have been running since 1928 and remain the most prestigious in world boxing.

As we head into yet another decade, the five nominees (arranged in alphabetical order) in our 10 special categories for 2019 are as follows:

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Canelo Alvarez
Naoya Inoue
Manny Pacquiao
Errol Spence
Josh Taylor

FIGHT OF THE YEAR
Gennady Golovkin UD 12 Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Naoya Inoue UD 12 Nonito Donaire
Manny Pacquiao SD 12 Keith Thurman
Errol Spence SD 12 Shawn Porter
Josh Taylor MD 12 Regis Prograis

TRAINER OF THE YEAR
Stephen Edwards
Rob McCracken
Shane McGuigan
Brian McIntrye
Eddy Reynoso

UPSET OF THE YEAR
Andrew Cancio KO 4 Alberto Machado
Adan Gonzalez SD 4 Robeisy Ramirez
Jean Pascal TD 8 Marcus Browne
Andy Ruiz TKO 7 Anthony Joshua
Julian Williams UD 12 Jarrett Hurd

ROUND OF THE YEAR
Irosvani Duvergel-Jerhed Fenderson (3)
Anthony Fowler-Scott Fitzgerald (10)
Naoya Inoue-Nonito Donaire (11)
Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz (3)
Errol Spence-Shawn Porter (11)

Fighter of the Year nominess (from left to right) Josh Taylor, Errol Spence Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Naoya Inoue

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR
Canelo Alvarez KO 11 Sergey Kovalev
Derek Chisora KO 2 Artur Szpilka
Vergil Ortiz Jr. KO 3 Mauricio Herrera
Deontay Wilder KO 1 Dominic Breazeale
Deontay Wilder KO 7 Luis Ortiz

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
Rene Alvarado
Jamel Herring
Anthony Joshua
Sergey Kovalev
Julian Williams

MOST INSPIRATIONAL
Blair Cobb (Remarkable life rebuild to emerge as top welterweight contender)
Jose Ramirez (“KO Cancer” event in February)
Claressa Shields (First Ring Magazine divisional champion)
Adonis Stevenson (Ongoing recovery, appearance at WBC convention)
Mauricio Sulaiman (Continued emphasis on Fighter Safety)

EVENT OF THE YEAR
Naoya Inoue-Nonito Donaire
KSI-Logan Paul
Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua 2
Errol Spence-Mike Garcia
Errol Spence-Shawn Porter

PROSPECT OF THE YEAR
Sadriddin Akhmedov
Daniel Dubois
Jaron Ennis
Israil Madrimov
Vergil Ortiz Jr.

 

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