Boxing News and Views 2017 Fighter of the Year Awards Winners

The annual Boxing News and Views fighter of the year awards have now been concluded after a week of voting by our readers and the general public.

First off, it is important to note that our awards are voted on directly by readers of our publication and are open to anyone from the general public.

They are not influenced in any way by internal editors nor outside parties. Therefore the results are simply down to the public who vote on them.

We had a number of categories open this year in what’s always a difficult to decide upon end of year shortlist to formulate in the first place.

All award categories were based on world boxing, not domestic. So the polls were open to anyone from any country around the globe to provide for a balanced world boxing awards.

Fighter of the year, prospect of the year, upset of the year, fight of the year and knockout of the year were the categories shortlisted.

So without further adieu – time to announce the winners, runners-up and third place finishers.

Fighter of the Year

Winner: Katie Taylor

Runner Up: Vasyl Lomachenko

Third Place: Terence Crawford

Prospect of the Year

Winner: Mohammed Rabii

Runner Up: Michael Conlan

Third Place: Josh Taylor

Fight of the Year

Winner: Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko

Runner Up: Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz 2

Third Place: Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez

Upset of the Year

Winner: Caleb Truax beating James DeGale

Runner Up: Jeff Horn beating Manny Pacquiao

Third Place: Tony Bellew beating David Haye

Knockout of the Year

Winner: Daniel Dubois against AJ Carter

Runner Up: Jermell Charlo against Erickson Lubin

Third Place: Huge Centero against Immanuel Aleem


(Closing note – thank you to everyone for voted and congrats to all this year’s winners. See you again near the end of December 2018 for next year’s awards!)