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*1928 Gene Tunney
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*1929 Tommy Loughran
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[[Image:FighteroftheYearAward.jpg|frame|<center>Fighter of the Year Award</center>]]
*1930 Max Schmeling
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*1931 Tommy Loughran
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*1932 Jack Sharkey
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*1933 NO AWARD
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*1934 Tony Canzoneri/Barney Ross
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*1935 Barney Ross
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*1936 Joe Louis
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*1937 Henry Armstrong
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*1938 Joe Louis
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*1939 Joe Louis
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*1940 Billy Conn
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*1941 Joe Louis
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*1942 Ray Robinson
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*1943 Fred Apostoli
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*1944 Beau Jack
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*1945 Willie Pep
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*1946 Tony Zale
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*1947 Gus Lesnevich
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*1948 Ike Williams
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*1949 Ezzard Charles
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*1950 Ezzard Charles
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*1951 Ray Robinson
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*1952 Rocky Marciano
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*1953 Bobo Olson
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*1954 Rocky Marciano
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*1955 Rocky Marciano
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*1956 Floyd Patterson
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*1957 Carmen Basilio
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*1958 Ingemar Johansson
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*1959 Ingemar Johansson
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*1960 Floyd Patterson
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*1961 Joe Brown
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*1962 Dick Tiger
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*1963 Cassius Clay
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*1964 Emile Griffith
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*1965 Dick Tiger
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*1966 NO AWARD
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*1967 Joe Frazier
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*1968 Nino Benvenuti
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*1969 Jose Napoles
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*1970 Joe Frazier
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*1971 Joe Frazier
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*1972 Carlos Monzon
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*1973 George Foreman
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*1974 Muhammad Ali
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*1975 Muhammad Ali
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*1976 George Foreman
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*1977 Carlos Zarate
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*1978 Muhammad Ali
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*1979 Sugar Ray Leonard
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*1980 Thomas Hearns
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*1981 Sugar Ray Leonard /Salvador Sanchez
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*1982 Larry Holmes
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*1983 Marvin Hagler
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*1984 Thomas Hearns
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*1985 Marvin Hagler/Donald Curry
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*1986 Mike Tyson
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*1987 Evander Holyfield
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*1988 Mike Tyson
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*1989 Pernell Whitaker
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*1990 Julio Cesar Chavez
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*1991 James Toney
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*1992 Riddick Bowe
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*1993 Michael Carbajal
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*1994 Roy Jones Jr.
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*1995 Oscar De La Hoya
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*1996 Evander Holyfield
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*1997 Evander Holyfield
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*1998 Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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*1999 Paulie Ayala
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*2000 Felix Trinidad
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*2001 Bernard Hopkins
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*2002 Vernon Forrest
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*2003 James Toney
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== ==
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<br clear=all>
Also see: [[The Ring]]
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[[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine's "Fighter of the Year" Award is a gold and silver medal given to the boxer, who, during the year previous, has by his conduct and fighting qualities "earned the esteem of the sports public." The four points which originally governed the award were:
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*1) He must be foremost in his contribution to the skill and the science of boxing and he need not be a champion.
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*2) The recipient must combine with his high place in the ranking of fighters a similar position as a sportsman.
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*3) He must associate with the abilities as a fighter good public relations and a reputation for clean and moral living.
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*4) The boxer receiving the award must be recognized as an example to the growing American youth.
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{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1"
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>1920s</center>
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>1930s</center>
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>1940s</center>
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|-valign="top"
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|
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1928: [[Gene Tunney]]<br>
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1929: [[Tommy Loughran]]<br>
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|
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1930: [[Max Schmeling]]<br>
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1931: [[Tommy Loughran]] (2)<br>
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1932: [[Jack Sharkey]]<br>
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1933: '''NO AWARD'''<br>
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1934: [[Tony Canzoneri]] / [[Barney Ross]]<br>
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1935: [[Barney Ross]] (2)<br>
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1936: [[Joe Louis]]<br>
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1937: [[Henry Armstrong]]<br>
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1938: [[Joe Louis]] (2)<br>
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1939: [[Joe Louis]] (3)<br>
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|
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1940: [[Billy Conn]]<br>
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1941: [[Joe Louis]] (4)<br>
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1942: [[Sugar Ray Robinson]]<br>
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1943: [[Fred Apostoli]]<br>
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1944: [[Beau Jack]]<br>
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1945: [[Willie Pep]]<br>
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1946: [[Tony Zale]]<br>
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1947: [[Gus Lesnevich]]<br>
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1948: [[Ike Williams]]<br>
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1949: [[Ezzard Charles]]<br>
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|-valign="top"
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|}
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{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1"
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>1950s</center>
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>1960s</center>
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>1970s</center>
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|-valign="top"
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|
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1950: [[Ezzard Charles]] (2)<br>
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1951: [[Sugar Ray Robinson]] (2)<br>
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1952: [[Rocky Marciano]]<br>
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1953: [[Carl (Bobo) Olson]]<br>
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1954: [[Rocky Marciano]] (2)<br>
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1955: [[Rocky Marciano]] (3)<br>
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1956: [[Floyd Patterson]]<br>
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1957: [[Carmen Basilio]]<br>
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1958: [[Ingemar Johansson]]<br>
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1959: [[Ingemar Johansson]] (2)<br>
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1960: [[Floyd Patterson]] (2)<br>
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1961: [[Joe Brown]]<br>
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1962: [[Dick Tiger]]<br>
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1963: [[Muhammad Ali|Cassius Clay]]<br>
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1964: [[Emile Griffith]]<br>
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1965: [[Dick Tiger]] (2)<br>
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1966: '''NO AWARD'''<br>
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1967: [[Joe Frazier]]<br>
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1968: [[Nino Benvenuti]]<br>
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1969: [[Jose Napoles]]<br>
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1970: [[Joe Frazier]] (2)<br>
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1971: [[Joe Frazier]] (3)<br>
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1972: [[Muhammad Ali]] (2)/ [[Carlos Monzon]]<br>
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1973: [[George Foreman]]<br>
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1974: [[Muhammad Ali]] (3)<br>
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1975: [[Muhammad Ali]] (4)<br>
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1976: [[George Foreman]] (2)<br>
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1977: [[Carlos Zarate]]<br>
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1978: [[Muhammad Ali]] (5)<br>
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1979: [[Sugar Ray Leonard]]<br>
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|-valign="top"
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|}
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{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1"
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>1980s</center>
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>1990s</center>
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>2000s</center>
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|-valign="top"
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1980: [[Thomas Hearns]]<br>
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1981: [[Sugar Ray Leonard]] (2)/ [[Salvador Sanchez]]<br>
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1982: [[Larry Holmes]]<br>
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1983: [[Marvin Hagler]]<br>
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1984: [[Thomas Hearns]] (2)<br>
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1985: [[Marvin Hagler]] (2)/ [[Donald Curry]]<br>
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1986: [[Mike Tyson]]<br>
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1987: [[Evander Holyfield]]<br>
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1988: [[Mike Tyson]] (2)<br>
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1989: [[Pernell Whitaker]]<br>
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1990: [[Julio Cesar Chavez]]<br>
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1991: [[James Toney]]<br>
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1992: [[Riddick Bowe]]<br>
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1993: [[Michael Carbajal]]<br>
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1994: [[Roy Jones Jr.]]<br>
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1995: [[Oscar De La Hoya]]<br>
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1996: [[Evander Holyfield]] (2)<br>
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1997: [[Evander Holyfield]] (3)<br>
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1998: [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]]<br>
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1999: [[Paulie Ayala]]<br>
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2000: [[Felix Trinidad]]<br>
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2001: [[Bernard Hopkins]]<br>
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2002: [[Vernon Forrest]]<br>
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2003: [[James Toney]] (2)<br>
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2004: [[Glen Johnson]]<br>
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2005: [[Ricky Hatton]]<br>
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2006: [[Manny Pacquiao]]<br>
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2007: [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]] (2)<br>
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2008: [[Manny Pacquiao]] (2)<br>
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2009: [[Manny Pacquiao]] (3)<br>
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|}
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{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1"
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!style="background:#ffdead;" | <center>2010s</center>
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|-valign="top"
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2010: [[Sergio Gabriel Martinez]]<br>
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2011: [[Andre Ward]]
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|}

Revision as of 15:24, 19 February 2012

RING.FOY.jpg
Fighter of the Year Award


The Ring magazine's "Fighter of the Year" Award is a gold and silver medal given to the boxer, who, during the year previous, has by his conduct and fighting qualities "earned the esteem of the sports public." The four points which originally governed the award were:

  • 1) He must be foremost in his contribution to the skill and the science of boxing and he need not be a champion.
  • 2) The recipient must combine with his high place in the ranking of fighters a similar position as a sportsman.
  • 3) He must associate with the abilities as a fighter good public relations and a reputation for clean and moral living.
  • 4) The boxer receiving the award must be recognized as an example to the growing American youth.


1920s
1930s
1940s

1928: Gene Tunney
1929: Tommy Loughran

1930: Max Schmeling
1931: Tommy Loughran (2)
1932: Jack Sharkey
1933: NO AWARD
1934: Tony Canzoneri / Barney Ross
1935: Barney Ross (2)
1936: Joe Louis
1937: Henry Armstrong
1938: Joe Louis (2)
1939: Joe Louis (3)

1940: Billy Conn
1941: Joe Louis (4)
1942: Sugar Ray Robinson
1943: Fred Apostoli
1944: Beau Jack
1945: Willie Pep
1946: Tony Zale
1947: Gus Lesnevich
1948: Ike Williams
1949: Ezzard Charles

1950s
1960s
1970s

1950: Ezzard Charles (2)
1951: Sugar Ray Robinson (2)
1952: Rocky Marciano
1953: Carl (Bobo) Olson
1954: Rocky Marciano (2)
1955: Rocky Marciano (3)
1956: Floyd Patterson
1957: Carmen Basilio
1958: Ingemar Johansson
1959: Ingemar Johansson (2)

1960: Floyd Patterson (2)
1961: Joe Brown
1962: Dick Tiger
1963: Cassius Clay
1964: Emile Griffith
1965: Dick Tiger (2)
1966: NO AWARD
1967: Joe Frazier
1968: Nino Benvenuti
1969: Jose Napoles

1970: Joe Frazier (2)
1971: Joe Frazier (3)
1972: Muhammad Ali (2)/ Carlos Monzon
1973: George Foreman
1974: Muhammad Ali (3)
1975: Muhammad Ali (4)
1976: George Foreman (2)
1977: Carlos Zarate
1978: Muhammad Ali (5)
1979: Sugar Ray Leonard

1980s
1990s
2000s

1980: Thomas Hearns
1981: Sugar Ray Leonard (2)/ Salvador Sanchez
1982: Larry Holmes
1983: Marvin Hagler
1984: Thomas Hearns (2)
1985: Marvin Hagler (2)/ Donald Curry
1986: Mike Tyson
1987: Evander Holyfield
1988: Mike Tyson (2)
1989: Pernell Whitaker

1990: Julio Cesar Chavez
1991: James Toney
1992: Riddick Bowe
1993: Michael Carbajal
1994: Roy Jones Jr.
1995: Oscar De La Hoya
1996: Evander Holyfield (2)
1997: Evander Holyfield (3)
1998: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
1999: Paulie Ayala

2000: Felix Trinidad
2001: Bernard Hopkins
2002: Vernon Forrest
2003: James Toney (2)
2004: Glen Johnson
2005: Ricky Hatton
2006: Manny Pacquiao
2007: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (2)
2008: Manny Pacquiao (2)
2009: Manny Pacquiao (3)

2010s

2010: Sergio Gabriel Martinez
2011: Andre Ward