Hank Kaplan's Boxing Digest Awards

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As selected by Hank Kaplan's World-Wide Boxing Digest magazine in each year.

Award
1979
1980
Fighter of the Year Sugar Ray Leonard Salvador Sanchez
Fight of the Year Danny Lopez KO 15 Mike Ayala Matthew Saad Muhammd KO 14 Yaqui Lopez
Round of the Year Matthew Franklin KO 8 Marvin Johnson, Rd. 8 Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 14 Yaqui Lopez, Rd. 8
Upset of the Year Ramon Ranquello KO 6 Mike Rossman Trevor Berbick KO 9 John Tate
Comeback of the Year James Scott Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
Most Improved Fighter Big John Tate Mike Weaver
Manager of the Year Terry Lawless Emanuel Steward
Promoter of the Year Bob Arum Muhammad Ali Professional Sports Group
New Face of the Year Rocky Lockridge