Many forget the important of the trainers at this time of year when the fighter of the year awards are revealed.

Obviously the fighter is the most important person out of anyone in boxing, no doubt.

But the fighter-trainer bond and relationship is pivotal in getting the fighter to where he wants to be and in the case of the below nominees – to the very top.

2018 has seen some incredible boxer – coach duos reach the peak of the sport and here are the five nominees for Trainer of the Year with Ring Magazine this year:

The boxing community appears to only see one winner however:

It’s hard to argue with some of the above points, in fairness.