The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year

The Ring magazine was established in 1922 and has named a Fighter of the Year since 1928, which this list covers. The award, selected by the magazine editors, is based on a boxer's performance in the ring.[1]

Award winners edit

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of times a boxer has won the award by that year.

1920s edit

1930s edit

Barney Ross

1940s edit

1950s edit

1960s edit

Muhammad Ali has been named Fighter of the Year more times than any other boxer in history. He was disqualified from the honor from 1964 to 1966 due to controversy over his religious and political beliefs,[2] but it was retroactively awarded in December 2016. Ali won the award six times in total.

1970s edit

1980s edit

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2000s edit

2010s edit

2020s edit

Fighter of the Decade edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Past Winners of The Ring Year-End Awards". The Ring. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Daniel, Dan (March 1967). "No Fighter of the Year: Clay's Fine 1966 Record Discounted by Refusal to Accept Army Draft". THE RING. pp. 6, 58.

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