Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, wrapping up. Here’s how we do it around these parts:
The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. For each category, we give five finalists, with video and/or relevant info. On the second day after a category is introduced, we’ll give you the winner and explain why.
Previously: Knockout of the Year nominees, Knockout of the Year winner, Fight of the Year nominees and Fight of the Year. On deck: Fighter of the Year.
FIGHTER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Record: UD12 vs Callum Smith
Record: KO6 vs Leo Santa Cruz
Record: TKO7 vs Deontay Wilder
Record: TKO9 vs Khalid Yafai; UD12 vs Israel Gonzalez
Record: UD12 Vasiliy Lomachenko