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Past winners of THE RING year-end awards

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

 

1928: Gene Tunney

1929: Tommy Loughran

1930: Max Schmeling

1931: Tommy Loughran

1932: Jack Sharkey

1933: No Award

1934: Tony Canzoneri; Barney Ross

1935: Barney Ross

1936: Joe Louis

1937: Henry Armstrong

1938: Joe Louis

1939: Joe Louis

1940: Billy Conn

1941: Joe Louis

1942: Ray Robinson

1943: Fred Apostoli

1944: Beau Jack

1945: Willie Pep

1946: Tony Zale

1947: Gus Lesnevich

1948: Ike Williams

1949: Ezzard Charles

1950: Ezzard Charles

1951: Ray Robinson

1952: Rocky Marciano

1953: Bobo Olson

1954: Rocky Marciano

1955: Rocky Marciano

1956: Floyd Patterson

1957: Carmen Basilio

1958: Ingemar Johansson

1959: Ingemar Johansson

1960: Floyd Patterson

1961: Joe Brown

1962: Dick Tiger

1963: Cassius Clay

1964: Emile Griffith

1965: Dick Tiger

1966: No Award

1967: Joe Frazier

1968: Nino Benvenuti

1969: Jose Napoles

1970: Joe Frazier

1971: Joe Frazier

1972: Muhammad Ali; Carlos Monzon

1973: George Foreman

1974: Muhammad Ali

1975: Muhammad Ali

1976: George Foreman

1977: Carlos Zarate

1978: Muhammad Ali

1979: Ray Leonard

1980: Thomas Hearns

1981: Ray Leonard; Salvador Sanchez

1982: Larry Holmes

1983: Marvin Hagler; Donald Curry

1984: Thomas Hearns

1985: Marvin Hagler; Donald Curry

1986: Mike Tyson

1987: Evander Holyfield

1988: Mike Tyson

1989: Pernell Whitaker

1990: Julio Cesar Chavez

1991: James Toney

1992: Riddick Bowe

1993: Michael Carbajal

1994: Roy Jones

1995: Oscar De La Hoya

1996: Evander Holyfield

1997: Evander Holyfield

1998: Floyd Mayweather

1999: Paulie Ayala

2000: Felix Trinidad

2001: Bernard Hopkins

2002: Vernon Forrest

2003: James Toney

2004: Glen Johnson

2005: Ricky Hatton

2006: Manny Pacquiao

2007: Floyd Mayweather

2008: Manny Pacquiao

2009: Manny Pacquiao

2010: Sergio Martinez

2011: Andre Ward

2012: Juan Manuel Marquez

 

FIGHT OF THE YEAR

1945: Rocky Graziano KO 10 Freddy Cochrane

1946: Tony Zale KO 6 Rocky Graziano

1947: Rocky Graziano KO 6 Tony Zale

1948: Marcel Cerdan KO 12 Tony Zale

1949: Willie Pep W 15 Sandy Saddler

1950: Jake LaMotta KO 15 Laurent Dauthuille

1951: Jersey Joe Walcott KO 7 Ezzard Charles

1952: Rocky Marciano KO 3 Jersey Joe Walcott

1953: Rocky Marciano KO 11 Roland LaStarza

1954: Rocky Marciano KO 8 Ezzard Charles

1955: Carmen Basilio KO 12 Tony DeMarco

1956: Carmen Basilio KO 9 Johnny Saxton

1957: Carmen Basilio W 15 Ray Robinson

1958: Ray Robinson W15 Carmen Basilio

1959: Gene Fullmer KO 14 Carmen Basilio

1960: Floyd Patterson KO 5 Ingemar Johansson

1961: Joe Brown W 15 Dave Charnley

1962: Joey Giardello W 10 Henry Hank

1963: Cassius Clay W 10 Doug Jones

1964: Cassius Clay KO 7 Sonny Liston

1965: Floyd Patterson W 12 George Chuvalo

1966: Jose Torres W 15 Eddie Cotton

1967: Nino Benvenuti W 15 Emile Griffith

1968: Dick Tiger W 10 Frank DePaula

1969: Joe Frazier KO 7 Jerry Quarry

1970: Carlos Monzon KO 12 Nino Benvenuti

1971: Joe Frazier W 15 Muhammad Ali

1972: Bob Foster KO 14 Chris Finnegan

1973: George Foreman KO 2 Joe Frazier

1974: Muhammad Ali KO 8 George Foreman

1975: Muhammad Ali KO 14 Joe Frazier

1976: George Foreman KO 5 Ron Lyle

1977: Jimmy Young W 12 George Foreman

1978: Leon Spinks W 15 Muhammad Ali

1979: Danny Lopez KO 15 Mike Ayala

1980: Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 14 Yaqui Lopez

1981: Sugar Ray Leonard Thomas Hearns

1982: Bobby Chacon W 15 Bazooka Limon

1983: Bobby Chacon W 12 Cornelius Boza-Edwards

1984: Jose Luis Ramirez KO 4 Edwin Rosario

1985: Marvin Hagler KO 3 Thomas Hearns

1986: Steve Cruz W 15 Barry McGuigan

1987: Sugar Ray Leonard W 12 Marvin Hagler

1988: Tony Lopez W 12 Rocky Lockridge

1989: Roberto Duran W 12 Iran Barkley

1990: Julio Cesar Chavez KO 12 Meldrick Taylor

1991: Robert Quiroga W 12 Akeem Anifowoshe

1992: Riddick Bowe W 12 Evander Holyfield

1993: Michael Carbajal KO 7 Chiquita Gonzalez

1994: Jorge Castro KO 9 John David Jackson

1995: Saman Sorjaturong KO 7 Chiquita Gonzalez

1996: Evander Holyfield KO 11 Mike Tyson

1997: Arturo Gatti KO 5 Gabriel Ruelas

1998: Ivan Robinson W 10 Arturo Gatti

1999: Paulie Ayala W 12 Johnny Tapia

2000: Erik Morales W 12 Marco Antonio Barrera

2001: Micky Ward W 10 Emanuel Burton

2002: Micky Ward W 10 Arturo Gatti

2003: Arturo Gatti W 10 Micky Ward

2004: Marco Antonio Barrera W 12 Erik Morales

2005: Diego Corrales KO 10 Jose Luis Castillo

2006: Sommsak Sithchatchawal KO 10 Mahyar Monshipour

2007: Israel Vasquez KO 6 Rafael Marquez

2008: Israel Vasquez W 12 Rafael Marquez

2009: Juan Manuel Marquez KO 9 Juan Diaz

2010: Giovani Seguara KO 8 Ivan Calderon

2011: Victor Ortiz UD 12 Andre Berto

2012: Juan Manuel Marquez KO 6 Manny Pacquiao

 

ROUND OF THE YEAR

1945

Joyce-Williams, 12

1946

Zale-Graziano, 6

1947

Louis-Walcott, 4

1948

Louis-Walcott, 11

1949

Graziano-Fusuari, 10

1950

LaMotta-Dauthuille,15

1951

Marciano-Louis, 8

1952

Marciano-Walcott, 13

1953

Gavilan-Basilio, 2

1954

Moore-Johnson, 14

1955

Moore-Olson, 3

1956

Robinson-Olson, 4

1957

Robinson-Fullmer, 5

1958

Johansson-Machen, 1

1959

Johansson-Patterson, 3

1960

Patterson-Johansson, 5

1961

Patterson-Johansson, 1

1962

Liston-Patterson, 1

1963

Liston-Patterson, 1

1964

Torres-Olsen, 1

1965

Torres-Pastrano, 6

1966

Ortiz-Ramos, 5

1967

Tiger-Rouse, 12

1968

Foster-Tiger, 4

1969

Benvenuti-Rodriguez, 11

1970

Ali-Bonavena, 15

1971

Frazier-Ali, 15

1972

Ali-Foster, 5

1973

Foreman-Frazier, 2

1974

Ali-Foreman, 8

1975

Ali-Frazier, 12

1976

Foreman-Lyle, 4 & 5

1977

Young-Foreman, 12

1978

Spinks-Ali, 15

1979

Franklin-Johnson, 8

1980

Saad Muhammad-Lopez, 8

1981

Lee-LoCicero, 5

1982

Gomez-Pintor, 3

1983

Holmes-Witherspoon, 9

1984

Meza-Garza, 1

1985

Hagler-Hearns,1

1986

Cruz-McGuigan, 15

1987

Seabrooks-Jacob, 1

1988

Typon-Spinks, 1

1989

Gutierrez-Franklin, 12

1990

Davis-Breland, 9

1991

No Award

1992

Bowe-Holyfield, 10

1993

Norris-Waters, 2

1994

Castro-Jackson, 9

1995

Sorjaturon-Gonzalez, 7

1996

Liles-Littles, 3

1997

Gatti-Ruelas, 5

1998

Robinson-Gatti II, 3

1999

De La Hoya-Quartery, 6

2000

Moraels-Barrera, 5

2001

Hopkins-Trinidad, 10

2002

Ward-Gatti I,9

2003

Freitas-Barrios, 11

2004

Barrera-Morales III, 11

2005

Corrales-Castillo 1, 10

2006

Sithchatchawal-Monshipour, 10

2007

Vasquez-Marquez II, 3

2008

Vasquez-Marquez III, 4

2009                     Marcos Maidana-Victor Ortiz, 1

2010                     Juan Manuel Marquez-Bernabe Concepcion, 1

2011                     James Kirkland-Alfredo Angulo, 1

2012                     Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 12

 

 

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR

 

1989

Michael Nunn KO 1

 

Sumbu Kalambay

1990

Terry Norris KO 1

 

John Mugabi

1991

No Award

 

1992

Kennedy McKinney KO 11

 

Welcome Ncita

 

Morris East KO 11

 

Akinobu Hiranaka

1993

Gerald McClellan KO 5

 

Julian Jackson

1994

George Foreman KO 10

 

Michael Moorer

1995

Julio Cesar Vasquez KO 11

 

Carl Daniels

1996

Wilfredo Vasquez KO 11

 

Eloy Rojas

1997

Arturo Gatti KO 5

 

Gabriel Ruelas

1998

Roy Jones KO 4

 

Virgil Hill

 

1999

Derrick Jefferson KO 6

 

Maurice Harris

2000

Ben Tackie KO 10

 

Roberto Garcia

2001

Lennox Lewis KO 4

 

Hasim Rahman

2002

Lennox Lewis KO 8

 

Mike Tyson

2003

Rocky Juarez KO 10

 

Antonio Diaz

2004

Antonio Tarver KO 2

 

Roy Jones

2005

Allan Green KO 1

 

Jaidon Codrington

2006

Calvin Brock KO 6

 

Zuri Lawrence

2007

Nonito Donaire KO 5

 

Vic Darchinyan

2008

Edison Miranda KO 3

 

David Banks

2009                            Manny Pacquiao KO 2

                                   Ricky Hatton

2010                            Sergio Martinez KO 2

                                   Paul Williams

2011                            Nonito Donaire KO 2

                                   Fernando Montiel

2012                            Juan Manuel Marquez KO 6

                                   Manny Pacquiao

 

 

UPSET OF THE YEAR

 

1980

Yasutsune Uehara KO 6

 

Sammy Serrano

1981

Roger Staffor W 10

 

Pipino Cuevas

1982

Kirkland Laing W 10

 

Roberto Duran

1983

Gerrie Coetzee KO 10

 

Michael Dokes

1984

Gene Hatcher KO 11

 

Johnny Bumphus

1985

Michael Spinks W 15

 

Larry Holmes

1986

Lloyd Honeyghan KO 6

 

Donald Curry

1987

Sugar Ray Leonard W 12

 

Marvin Hagler

1988

Iran Barkley KO 3

 

Thomas Hearns

1989

Rene Jacquot W 12

 

Donald Curry

1990

Buster Douglas KO 10

 

Mike Tyson

1991

No Award

 

1992

Azumah Nelson KO 8

 

Jeff Fenech

1993

Simon Brown KO 4

 

Terry Norris

1994

Vuyani Bungu W 12

 

Kennedy McKinney

1995

Willy Salazar KO 7

 

Danny Romero

1996

Evander Holyfield KO 11

 

Mike Tyson

1997

Vince Phillips KO 10

 

Kostya Tszyu

1998

Ivan Robinson W 10

 

Arturo Gatti

1999

Willy Wise W 10

 

Julio Cesar Chavez

2000

Jose Luis Castillo W 12

 

Steve Johnston

2001

Hasim Rahman KO 5

 

Lennox Lewis

2002

Juan Carlos Rubio W 10

 

Francisco Bojado

2003

Corrie Sanders KO 2

 

Wladimir Klitschko

2004

Glen Johnson KO 9

 

Roy Jones

2005

Zahir Raheem W 12

 

Erik Morales

2006

Carlos Baldomir W 12

 

Zab Judah

 

2007

Nonito Donaire KO 5

 

Vic Darchinyan

2008

Bernard Hopkins W 12

2009

Kelly Pavlik

Juan Carlos Salgado KO 1

                                        Jorge Linares

2010                                 Jason Litzau W 10

                                        Celestino Caballero

2011                                 Nobuhiro Ishida KO 1

                                        James Kirkland

2012                                 Sonny Boy Jaro KO 6

                                        Pongsaklek Wonjongkam

 

 

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

 

1980

Shoji Oguma

1981

Jimmy Young

1982

Bobby Chacon

1983

Roberto Duran

1984

Marvin Johnson

1985

Lupe Pintor

1986

Edwin Rosario

1987

Frankie Duarte

1988

Michael Dokes

1989

Roberto Duran

1990

Tony Lopez

1991

Vinny Pazienza

1992

Iran Barkley

1993

Zack Padilla

1994

George Foreman

1995

Azumah Nelson

1996

Danny Romero

1997

Vince Phillips

1998

Kostya Tszyu

1999

Michael Carbajal

2000

Virgil Hill

2001

John Michael Johnson

2002

Arturo Gatti

2003

James Toney

2004

Marco Antonio Barrera

2005

Ike Quartey

2006

Oleg Maskaev

2007

Paul Malignaggi

2008

Vitali Klitschko

2009                       Floyd Mayweather Jr.

2010                       Bernard Hopkins

2011                       Erik Morales

2012                       Danny Jacobs

 

 

EVENT OF THE YEAR

 

1993

Fan Man at Holyfield-Bowe

1994

Revenge: The Rematches

1995

Tyson returns

1996

Riot at The Garden

1997

The bite

1998

Tyson's reinstatement

1999

The IBF indictments

2000

Mosley vs. De La Hoya

2001

Middleweight World Championship Series

2002

The Lewis-Tyson press conference brawl

2003

Roy Jones fights at heavyweight

2004

Lennox Lewis retirement

2005

The Contender

2006

Corrales-Castillo III Weigh-in

2007

Mayweather-De La Hoya

2008

Retirement of Floyd Mayweather

2009            Margarito caught cheating

2010            The failure to make Mayweather-Pacquiao

2011            Pacquiao-Marquez III

2012            Sept. 15 dueling shows in Las Vegas (Martinez-Chavez Jr. and Alvarez-Lopez)

 

 

 

 

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