Boxing Fight Of The Year Full List 1922-2015

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | 0

fight of the year full list

Year in and year out, the age-old sport of boxing provides us with some classic bouts. Dating back to the 1920’s, well known boxing publication Ring Magazine has widely been regarded as the best fight magazine for pugilism fans. Their fight of the year award is no doubt worth more than any other in terms of legitimacy.

 

Check out the Boxing fight of the year full list from ‘Ring Magazine’:

1920s

  • 1922 – United States Harry Greb W 15 United States Gene Tunney
  • 1923 – United States Jack Dempsey KO 2 Argentina Luis Firpo
  • 1924 – United States Gene Tunney KO 15 France Georges Carpentier
  • 1925 – United States Harry Greb W 15 United States Mickey Walker
  • 1926 – United States Gene Tunney W 10 United States Jack Dempsey I
  • 1927 – United States Gene Tunney W 10 United States Jack Dempsey II – see The Long Count Fight
  • 1928 – United States Tommy Loughran W 15 United States Leo Lomski
  • 1929 – Germany Max Schmeling KO 9 United States Johnny Risko

1930s

  • 1930 – United Kingdom Jackie Kid Berg W 10 Cuba Kid Chocolate I
  • 1931 – Germany Max Schmeling KO 15 United States Young Stribling
  • 1932 – United States Tony Canzoneri W 15 United States Billy Petrolle II
  • 1933 – United States Max Baer KO 10 Germany Max Schmeling
  • 1934 – United States Barney Ross W 15 Irish Free State Jimmy McLarnin I
  • 1935 – United States Joe Louis KO 4 United States Max Baer
  • 1936 – Germany Max Schmeling KO 12 United States Joe Louis I
  • 1937 – United States Joe Louis W 15 United Kingdom Tommy Farr
  • 1938 – United States Henry Armstrong W 15 United States Lou Ambers I
  • 1939 – United States Joe Louis KO 11 United States Bob Pastor II

1940s

  • 1940 – Philippines Ceferino Garcia D 10 United States Henry Armstrong
  • 1941 – United States Joe Louis KO 13 United States Billy Conn I
  • 1942 – United States Willie Pep W 15 United States Chalky Wright I
  • 1943 – United States Beau Jack W 15 United States Bob Montgomery II
  • 1944 – United States Bob Montgomery W 15 United States Beau Jack III
  • 1945 – United States Rocky Graziano KO 10 United States Red Cochrane I
  • 1946 – United States Tony Zale KO 6 United States Rocky Graziano I
  • 1947 – United States Rocky Graziano KO 6 United States Tony Zale II
  • 1948 – France Marcel Cerdan KO 12 United States Tony Zale
  • 1949 – United States Willie Pep W 15 United States Sandy Saddler II

1950s

  • 1950 – United States Jake LaMotta KO 15 France Laurent Dauthuille II
  • 1951 – United States Jersey Joe Walcott KO 7 United States Ezzard Charles III
  • 1952 – United States Rocky Marciano KO 13 United States Jersey Joe Walcott I
  • 1953 – United States Rocky Marciano KO 11 United States Roland La Starza II
  • 1954 – United States Rocky Marciano KO 8 United States Ezzard Charles II
  • 1955 – United States Carmen Basilio KO 12 United States Tony DeMarco II
  • 1956 – United States Carmen Basilio KO 9 United States Johnny Saxton II
  • 1957 – United States Carmen Basilio W 15 United States Sugar Ray Robinson I
  • 1958 – United States Sugar Ray Robinson W 15 United States Carmen Basilio II
  • 1959 – United States Gene Fullmer KO 14 United States Carmen Basilio I

1960s

  • 1960 – United States Floyd Patterson KO 5 Sweden Ingemar Johansson II
  • 1961 – United States Joe Brown W 15 United Kingdom Dave Charnley II
  • 1962 – United States Joey Giardello W 10 United States Henry Hank II
  • 1963 – United States Cassius Clay W 10 United States Doug Jones
  • 1964 – United States Muhammad Ali KO 7 United States Sonny Liston I – see Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston
  • 1965 – United States Floyd Patterson W 12 Canada George Chuvalo
  • 1966 – Puerto Rico José Torres W 15 United States Eddie Cotton
  • 1967 – Italy Nino Benvenuti W 15 United States Virgin Islands Emile Griffith I
  • 1968 – Nigeria Dick Tiger W 10 United States Frank DePaula
  • 1969 – United States Joe Frazier KO 7 United States Jerry Quarry I

1970s

  • 1970 – Argentina Carlos Monzón KO 12 Italy Nino Benvenuti I
  • 1971 – United States Joe Frazier W 15 United States Muhammad Ali I – see Fight of the Century
  • 1972 – United States Bob Foster KO 14 United Kingdom Chris Finnegan
  • 1973 – United States George Foreman KO 2 United States Joe Frazier I
  • 1974 – United States Muhammad Ali KO 8 United States George Foreman – see The Rumble in the Jungle
  • 1975 – United States Muhammad Ali TKO 14 United States Joe Frazier III – see Thrilla in Manila
  • 1976 – United States George Foreman KO 5 United States Ron Lyle
  • 1977 – United States Jimmy Young W 12 United States George Foreman
  • 1978 – United States Leon Spinks W 15 United States Muhammad Ali I
  • 1979 – United States Danny Lopez KO 15 United States Mike Ayala

1980s

  • 1980 – United States Matthew Saad Muhammad KO 14 Mexico Yaqui Lopez II
  • 1981 – United States Sugar Ray Leonard KO 14 United States Thomas Hearns I – see Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns
  • 1982 – United States Bobby Chacon UD 15 Mexico Rafael Limon IV
  • 1983 – United States Bobby Chacon W 12 Uganda Cornelius Boza Edwards II
  • 1984 – Mexico José Luis Ramírez KO 4 Puerto Rico Edwin Rosario II
  • 1985 – United States Marvelous Marvin Hagler KO 3 United States Thomas Hearns – see The War
  • 1986 – United States Stevie Cruz W 15 Republic of Ireland Barry McGuigan
  • 1987 – United States Sugar Ray Leonard W 12 United States Marvelous Marvin Hagler
  • 1988 – United States Tony Lopez W 12 United States Rocky Lockridge I
  • 1989 – Panama Roberto Durán W 12 United States Iran Barkley – see Roberto Durán vs. Iran Barkley

1990s

  • 1990 – Mexico Julio César Chávez TKO 12 United States Meldrick Taylor I
  • 1991 – United States Robert Quiroga W 12 Nigeria Akeem Anifowoshe
  • 1992 – United States Riddick Bowe W 12 United States Evander Holyfield I – see Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe
  • 1993 – United States Michael Carbajal KO 7 Mexico Humberto González I – see Michael Carbajal vs. Humberto Gonzalez I
  • 1994 – Argentina Jorge Castro KO 9 United States John David Jackson I
  • 1995 – Thailand Saman Sorjaturong KO 7 Mexico Humberto González
  • 1996 – United States Evander Holyfield TKO 11 United States Mike Tyson I – see Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield
  • 1997 – Canada Arturo Gatti KO 5 Mexico Gabriel Ruelas
  • 1998 – United States Ivan Robinson W 10 Canada Arturo Gatti I
  • 1999 – United States Paulie Ayala W 12 United States Johnny Tapia I

2000s

  • 2000 – Mexico Erik Morales W 12 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera I – see Barrera vs. Morales trilogy
  • 2001 – United States Micky Ward W 10 United States Emanuel Augustus
  • 2002 – United States Micky Ward W 10 Canada Arturo Gatti I
  • 2003 – Canada Arturo Gatti W 10 United States Micky Ward III
  • 2004 – Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera W 12 Mexico Erik Morales III – see Barrera vs. Morales trilogy
  • 2005 – United States Diego Corrales KO 10 Mexico José Luis Castillo I – see Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo
  • 2006 – Thailand Somsak Sithchatchawal KO 10 France Mahyar Monshipour
  • 2007 – Mexico Israel Vázquez TKO 6 Mexico Rafael Márquez II
  • 2008 – Mexico Israel Vázquez W 12 Mexico Rafael Márquez III
  • 2009 – Mexico Juan Manuel Marquez KO 9 United States Juan Diaz I

2010s[edit]

  • 2010 – Mexico Giovani Segura KO 8 Puerto Rico Ivan Calderon I
  • 2011 – United States Victor Ortiz W 12 United States Andre Berto
  • 2012 – Mexico Juan Manuel Marquez KO 6 Philippines Manny Pacquiao IV – see Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez IV
  • 2013 – United States Timothy Bradley W 12 Russia Ruslan Provodnikov
  • 2014 – Argentina Lucas Matthysse KO 11 United States John Molina, Jr.
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