The 2017 fighter of the year awards are here at Boxing News and Views and to kick off this year’s awards, we’re starting with the big one.
That is, of course, who is the best fighter in world boxing for the year of 2017?
After careful analysis this past week with a pool of international boxing writers we have narrowed down our final shortlist below that is open to our readers to vote on until December 29th, 2017.
The winner will be announced on our web and social channels on December 30th, as well second and third place as voted by our readers.
Before getting into this year’s nominees honorable mentions who just missed out on our shortlist this year:
- Errol Spence Jr
- Anthony Joshua
Without further adieu, lets open up this year’s awards.
An outstanding year that saw the Ukraine boxer become one of the very best boxers in the world. Capped by a dominating win over Guillermo Rigondeaux.
This boxing phenom well and truly announced himself as one of the very best in the sport this year.
Not only did this Belfast man become world champion, but he went on to win in a thrilling unification bout that saw his career take off on the world stage against Zhanat Zhakiyanov.
Capturing IBF and WBA world titles this year made it one to remember for the 25-year-old bantamweight from Belfast.
Another dominating year by a man regarded as one of the very best in the world today. He did something not done for a very, very long time in boxing.
He unified all the major world title belts at 140lbs this year with back to back stoppage wins. An achievement that will live long into the record books in boxing history.
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai not only beat previously regarded pound for pound number one Roman Gonzalez in 2017 – he did so twice.
An incredible shoot to the upper stratosphere of the sweet science in 2017 for the super-flyweight world champion from Thailand.
A female fighter who not only become world champion in her first year as a professional with scintillating stoppage wins along the way, but a trail blazer leading the way single-handedly for the growth in popularity of women’s boxing around the world.
Have your vote now on all of the above (winner announced December 30th, 2017):