The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year

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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]

1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

Muhammad Ali was named 'fighter of the year' more times than any other fighter. 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]

1990s[edit]

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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