Ring Magazine 2018 award winners announced

DB Cooper

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The full list of Ring Magazine 2018 award winners is as follows:

  • Fighter of the Year – Oleksandr Usyk
  • Fight of the Year – Canelo vs GGG
  • Knockout of the Year – Inoue KO1 Payano
  • Trainer of the Year – Anatoly Lomachenko
  • Upset of the Year – Rosales KO9 Higa
  • Comeback of the Year – Tyson Fury
  • Event of the Year – HBO Leaves Boxing
  • Round of the Year – Wilder vs Fury R12
  • Prospect of the Year – Teofimo Lopez
  • Most Inspirational – Brendan Ingle
https://talksport.com/sport/boxing/465748/tyson-fury-ring-magazine-comeback-round-awards/
 
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The full list of Ring Magazine 2018 award winners is as follows:

  • Fighter of the Year – Oleksandr Usyk
  • Fight of the Year – Canelo vs GGG
  • Knockout of the Year – Inoue KO1 Payano
  • Trainer of the Year – Anatoly Lomachenko
  • Upset of the Year – Rosales KO9 Higa
  • Comeback of the Year – Tyson Fury
  • Event of the Year – HBO Leaves Boxing
  • Round of the Year – Wilder vs Fury R12
  • Prospect of the Year – Teofimo Lopez
  • Most Inspirational – Brendan Ingle
https://talksport.com/sport/boxing/465748/tyson-fury-ring-magazine-comeback-round-awards/
Clear bias toward the second half of the year.
 
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Or is it a case of the most meritorious achievements happening in the second half of the year?
The first 6 months or so of this year was one of the consistently best stretches in recent memory. Here's just some of the quality fights/moments that we saw through the end of June:

Garcia-Rios
Spence-Peterson
Sor Rungvisai-Estrada
Wilder-Ortiz
Lara-Hurd
Ortiz-Alexander
Broner-Vargas
Magdaleno-Dogboe
Miller-Duhaupas
Dirrell-Uzca
Jacobs-Sulecki
Loma-Linares
Stevenson-Jack
Santa Cruz-Mares
Saucedo-Zappavinga

And yet somehow, the majority of the Ring's picks correspond to the second half of the year, when there was actually a steep decline in quality turnout? :think


Where do you think they got it wrong?
Just off the top of my head,

RotY: Saucedo-Zappavinga round 4 or Lara-Hurd rnd 12.

FotY: Saucedo-Zappavinga or Wilder-Ortiz.

KOotY: Garcia-Rios, Whyte-Browne, or Kovalev-Alvarez (or Charlo-Lubin, if that wasn't too long ago to qualify).

Sorry, but either the Ring is being completely lazy by just picking whatever happens to be the most recent candidate for each category, or there's some serious politics going on.
 
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I think someone can make an argument for Alexander Besputin to be prospect of the year.
 
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The first 6 months or so of this year was one of the consistently best stretches in recent memory. Here's just some of the quality fights/moments that we saw through the end of June:

Garcia-Rios
Spence-Peterson
Sor Rungvisai-Estrada
Wilder-Ortiz
Lara-Hurd
Ortiz-Alexander
Broner-Vargas
Magdaleno-Dogboe
Miller-Duhaupas
Dirrell-Uzca
Jacobs-Sulecki
Loma-Linares
Stevenson-Jack
Santa Cruz-Mares
Saucedo-Zappavinga

And yet somehow, the majority of the Ring's picks correspond to the second half of the year, when there was actually a steep decline in quality turnout? :think




Just off the top of my head,

RotY: Saucedo-Zappavinga round 4 or Lara-Hurd rnd 12.

FotY: Saucedo-Zappavinga or Wilder-Ortiz.

KOotY: Garcia-Rios, Whyte-Browne, or Kovalev-Alvarez (or Charlo-Lubin, if that wasn't too long ago to qualify).

Sorry, but either the Ring is being completely lazy by just picking whatever happens to be the most recent candidate for each category, or there's some serious politics going on.
I don't think that represents a drop off in quality or that any of your suggestions are clearly better than the winners. Inoue KO1 Payano is a great shout for KOTY for example
 
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