Ring Magazine Fight of the Year

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Revision as of 21:14, 2 April 2008

As selected by The Ring magazine in each year.
Fights indicated by @ also included the Ring Magazine Round of the Year.
Fights indicated by # also named the Ring Magazine Upset of the Year.
Fights indicated by % also named the Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year.

Year
Date
Winner
Result
Loser
Division
Location
1945 Jun 29 Rocky Graziano KO 10 Freddie (Red) Cochrane Middleweight New York City, NY USA
1946 Sep 27 @ Tony Zale KO 6 Rocky Graziano (2) Middleweight Bronx, NY USA
1947 Jul 16 Rocky Graziano (3) TKO 6 Tony Zale (2) Middleweight Chicago, IL USA
1948 Sep 21 Marcel Cerdan TKO 12 Tony Zale (3) Middleweight Jersey City, NJ USA
1949 Feb 11 Willie Pep UD 15 Sandy Saddler Featherweight Chicago, IL USA
1950 Sep 13 @ Jake LaMotta KO 15 Laurent Dauthuille Middleweight Detroit, MI USA
1951 Jul 18 Jersey Joe Walcott KO 7 Ezzard Charles Heavyweight Pittsburgh, PA USA
1952 Sep 23 @ Rocky Marciano KO 13 Jersey Joe Walcott (2) Heavyweight Philadelphia, PA USA
1953 Sep 24 Rocky Marciano (2) TKO 11 Roland LaStarza Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1954 Sep 17 Rocky Marciano (3) KO 8 Ezzard Charles (2) Heavyweight Bronx, NY USA
1955 Jun 10 Carmen Basilio TKO 12 Tony DeMarco Welterweight Syracuse, NY USA
1956 Sep 12 Carmen Basilio (2) TKO 9 Johnny Saxton Welterweight Syracuse, NY USA
1957 Sep 23 Carmen Basilio (3) SD 15 Sugar Ray Robinson Middleweight Bronx, NY USA
1958 Mar 25 Sugar Ray Robinson (2) SD 15 Carmen Basilio (4) Middleweight Chicago, IL USA
1959 Aug 28 Gene Fullmer TKO 14 Carmen Basilio (5) Middleweight San Francisco, CA USA
1960 Jun 20 @ Floyd Patterson KO 5 Ingemar Johansson Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1961 Apr 18 Joe Brown W 15 Dave Charnley Lightweight Kensington, LON UK
1962 Jan 30 Joey Giardello MD 10 Henry Hank Middleweight Philadelphia, PA USA
1963 Mar 13 Cassius Clay UD 10 Doug Jones Heavyweight New York, NY USA
1964 Feb 25 Cassius Clay (2) TKO 7 Sonny Liston Heavyweight Miami Beach, FL USA
1965 Feb 1 Floyd Patterson (2) UD 12 George Chuvalo Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1966 Aug 15 Jose Torres UD 15 Eddie Cotton Lt Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1967 Apr 17 Nino Benvenuti UD 15 Emile Griffith Middleweight New York City, NY USA
1968 Oct 25 Dick Tiger UD 10 Frank DePaula Lt Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1969 Jun 23 Joe Frazier TKO 7 Jerry Quarry Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1970 Nov 7 Carlos Monzon TKO 12 Nino Benvenuti (2) Middleweight Roma, LA Italy
1971 Mar 8 @ Joe Frazier (2) UD 15 Muhammad Ali (3) Heavyweight New York City, NY USA
1972 Sep 26 Bob Foster KO 14 Chris Finnegan Lt Heavyweight Wembley, LON UK
1973 Jan 22 @ George Foreman KO 2 Joe Frazier (3) Heavyweight Kingston, Jamaica
1974 Oct 30 @ Muhammad Ali (4) KO 8 George Foreman (2) Heavyweight Congo, Democratic Republic
1975 Oct 1 @ Muhammad Ali (5) TKO 14 Joe Frazier (4) Heavyweight Quezon City, Philippines
1976 Jan 24 @ George Foreman (3) KO 5 Ron Lyle Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1977 Mar 17 @ Jimmy Young UD 12 George Foreman (4) Heavyweight San Juan, Puerto Rico
1978 Feb 15 @ Leon Spinks SD 15 Muhammad Ali (6) Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1979 Jun 17 Danny Lopez KO 15 Mike Ayala Featherweight San Antonio, TX USA
1980 Jul 13 @ Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 14 Yaqui Lopez Lt Heavyweight McAfee, NJ USA
1981 Sep 16 Sugar Ray Leonard TKO 14 Thomas Hearns Welterweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1982 Dec 11 Bobby Chacon UD 15 Rafael Limon Jr Lightweight Sacramento, CA USA
1983 May 15 Bobby Chacon (2) UD 12 Cornelius Boza Edwards Jr Lightweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1984 Nov 3 Jose Luis Ramirez TKO 4 Edwin Rosario Lightweight San Juan, Puerto Rico
1985 Apr 15 @ Marvin Hagler TKO 3 Thomas Hearns (2) Middleweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1986 Jun 23 @ Steve Cruz UD 15 Barry McGuigan Featherweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1987 Apr 6 # Sugar Ray Leonard (2) SD 12 Marvin Hagler (2) Middleweight Las Vegas ,NV USA
1988 Jul 23 Tony Lopez UD 12 Rocky Lockridge Jr Lightweight Sacramento, CA USA
1989 Feb 24 Roberto Duran SD 15 Iran Barkley Middleweight Atlantic City, NJ USA
1990 Mar 17 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO 12 Meldrick Taylor Jr Welterweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1991 Jun 15 Robert Quiroga UD 12 Akeem Anifowoshe Jr Lightweight San Antonio, TX USA
1992 Nov 13 @ Riddick Bowe UD 12 Evander Holyfield Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1993 Mar 13 Michael Carbajal KO 7 Humberto Gonzalez Jr Flyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1994 Dec 10 @ Jorge Fernando Castro TKO 9 John David Jackson Middleweight Monterrey, NLE Mexico
1995 Jul 15 @ Saman Sorjaturong TKO 7 Humberto Gonzalez (2) Lightweight Inglewood, CA USA
1996 Nov 9 # Evander Holyfield (2) TKO 11 Mike Tyson Heavyweight Las Vegas, NV USA
1997 Oct 4 @% Arturo Gatti TKO 5 Gabriel Ruelas Jr Lightweight Atlantic City, NJ USA
1998 Aug 22 # Ivan Robinson SD 10 Arturo Gatti (2) Lightweight Atlantic City, NJ USA
1999 Jun 26 Paulie Ayala UD 12 Johnny Tapia Bantamweight Las Vegas, NV USA
2000 Feb 19 @ Erik Morales SD 15 Marco Antonio Barrera Jr Featherweight Las Vegas, NV USA
2001 Jul 13 Micky Ward UD 10 Emanuel Burton Jr Welterweight Hampton Beach, NH USA
2002 May 18 @ Micky Ward (2) MD 10 Arturo Gatti (3) Jr Welterweight Uncasville, CT USA
2003 Jun 7 Arturo Gatti (4) UD 10 Micky Ward (3) Jr Welterweight Atlantic City, NJ USA
2004 Nov 27 @ Marco Antonio Barrera (2) MD 12 Erik Morales (2) Jr Lightweight Las Vegas, NV USA
2005 May 7 @ Diego Corrales TKO 10 Jose Luis Castillo Lightweight Las Vegas, NV USA
2006 Mar 18 @ Somsak Sithchatchawal TKO 10 Mahyar Monshipour Jr Lightweight Levallois-Perret, France
2007 Aug 4 @ Israel Vazquez TKO 6 Rafael Marquez Jr Lightweight Hidalgo, TX USA
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