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''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:
 
''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:
# 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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*1) He must be foremost in his contribution to the skill and the science of boxing and he need not be a champion.
# The recipient must combine with his high place in the ranking of fighters a similar position as a sportsman.
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*2) The recipient must combine with his high place in the ranking of fighters a similar position as a sportsman.
# He must associate with the abilities as a fighter good public relations and a reputation for clean and moral living.
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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.
# The boxer receiving the award must be recognized as an example to the growing American youth.
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*4) The boxer receiving the award must be recognized as an example to the growing American youth.
  
 
*1928 - [[Boxer:Gene Tunney:009046|Gene Tunney]]
 
*1928 - [[Boxer:Gene Tunney:009046|Gene Tunney]]

Revision as of 15:33, 7 May 2005

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.

Also see: The Ring