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Those who earned this Award are:
 
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==1920's==
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==1920s==
 
*1928 - [[Gene Tunney]]
 
*1928 - [[Gene Tunney]]
 
*1929 - [[Tommy Loughran]]
 
*1929 - [[Tommy Loughran]]
==1930's==
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==1930s==
 
*1930 - [[Max Schmeling]]
 
*1930 - [[Max Schmeling]]
 
*1931 - [[Tommy Loughran]]
 
*1931 - [[Tommy Loughran]]
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*1938 - [[Joe Louis]]
 
*1938 - [[Joe Louis]]
 
*1939 - [[Joe Louis]]
 
*1939 - [[Joe Louis]]
==1940's==
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==1940s==
 
*1940 - [[Billy Conn]]
 
*1940 - [[Billy Conn]]
 
*1941 - [[Joe Louis]]
 
*1941 - [[Joe Louis]]
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*1948 - [[Ike Williams]]
 
*1948 - [[Ike Williams]]
 
*1949 - [[Ezzard Charles]]
 
*1949 - [[Ezzard Charles]]
==1950's==
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==1950s==
 
*1950 - [[Ezzard Charles]]
 
*1950 - [[Ezzard Charles]]
 
*1951 - [[Sugar Ray Robinson]]
 
*1951 - [[Sugar Ray Robinson]]
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*1958 - [[Ingemar Johansson]]
 
*1958 - [[Ingemar Johansson]]
 
*1959 - [[Ingemar Johansson]]
 
*1959 - [[Ingemar Johansson]]
==1960's==
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==1960s==
 
*1960 - [[Floyd Patterson]]
 
*1960 - [[Floyd Patterson]]
 
*1961 - [[Joe Brown]]
 
*1961 - [[Joe Brown]]
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*1968 - [[Nino Benvenuti]]
 
*1968 - [[Nino Benvenuti]]
 
*1969 - [[Jose Napoles]]
 
*1969 - [[Jose Napoles]]
==1970's==
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==1970s==
 
*1970 - [[Joe Frazier]]
 
*1970 - [[Joe Frazier]]
 
*1971 - [[Joe Frazier]]
 
*1971 - [[Joe Frazier]]
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*1978 - [[Muhammad Ali]]
 
*1978 - [[Muhammad Ali]]
 
*1979 - [[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
 
*1979 - [[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
==1980's==
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==1980s==
 
*1980 - [[Thomas Hearns]]
 
*1980 - [[Thomas Hearns]]
 
*1981 - [[Sugar Ray Leonard]] / [[Salvador Sanchez]]
 
*1981 - [[Sugar Ray Leonard]] / [[Salvador Sanchez]]
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*1988 - [[Mike Tyson]]
 
*1988 - [[Mike Tyson]]
 
*1989 - [[Pernell Whitaker]]
 
*1989 - [[Pernell Whitaker]]
==1990's==
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==1990s==
 
*1990 - [[Julio Cesar Chavez]]
 
*1990 - [[Julio Cesar Chavez]]
 
*1991 - [[James Toney]]
 
*1991 - [[James Toney]]
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*1998 - [[Floyd Mayweather, Jr.]]
 
*1998 - [[Floyd Mayweather, Jr.]]
 
*1999 - [[Paulie Ayala]]
 
*1999 - [[Paulie Ayala]]
==2000's==
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==2000s==
 
*2000 - [[Felix Trinidad]]
 
*2000 - [[Felix Trinidad]]
 
*2001 - [[Bernard Hopkins]]
 
*2001 - [[Bernard Hopkins]]

Revision as of 23:08, 6 February 2007

RING Covers


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.

Fighter of the Year Award

Those who earned this Award are:

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s


Also see: The Ring Magazine