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THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

It’s seldom easy selecting Fighter of the Year, and doing so for 2017 was more difficult than usual because there wasn’t a clear frontrunner among the top candidates.

Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Mikey Garcia, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Anthony Joshua all excelled at the highest level of the sport last year. But with the exception of Sor Rungvisai, all defeated opposition they were favored to beat.

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Fighter of the Year

VASYL LOMACHENKO In the 89-year history of THE RING’s Fighter of the Year award, no boxer has ever earned the honor...

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Opening Shots

ABOVE: Naoko Fujioka (right) doesn't joke around (though in this case her opponent ended up looking a bit like somebody...

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Knockout of the Year

DAVID LEMIEUX KO 3 CURTIS STEVENS 2017 gave us a lot to think about in this category. We got the Dempsey-esque image...

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89th Annual RING Awards

After a frustrating 2016, boxing had something of a comeback as some major events featuring top fighters attracted mainstream attention...

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Round of the Year

DOMINIC BREAZEALE-IZUAGBE UGONOH, ROUND 3 It was part primitive, part sloppy and thoroughly dramatic. For 180 seconds, Dominic Breazeale and Izuagbe...

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Come Out Writing

THE USUAL SUSPECTS After watching Billy Joe Saunders dish out a master class against David Lemieux on December 16, to hear...

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Roll With The Punches

10 LIST

This month: Winning THE RING Magazine Fighter of the Year award is a coveted and rare honor for boxers. Only 17 in the 89-year history of the award have won it more than once, and less than half of that number – a group comprising some of the greatest legends of the sport – have been recognized more than twice. Here are the 10 best boxers to have won more than one RING Fighter of the Year award. The boxers are ranked (by Editor-in-Chief Doug Fischer) by their accomplishments during the years they earned the honor (noted under each name).

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Upset of the Year

SADAM ALI UD 12 MIGUEL COTTO The upset of the year can be assessed from multiple angles and is subject to...

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Comeback of the Year

SADAM ALI What was billed as the final bow of a boxing legend ended up as the redemption of a local...

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