In a year where boxing was limited for the most part due to the pandemic the Fighter of the Year came down to four boxers.
In fourth place is Panya Pradabsri, 35-1 (22), of Bangkok, Thailand,who won two bouts. In his first match in September he won the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council title with a fourth round stoppage over Wichet Sengprakhon. In his second match in November he won the WBC Minimumweight title defeating previously unbeaten Chayphon Moonsri, 54-1, over 12 rounds.
In third place is WBA World Lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis, 24-0 (23), of Baltimore, MD, in the USA, who dropped down in weight and knocked out Leo Santa Cruz, 37-1-1, in the sixth round in October for his WBA World Super Featherweight title.
In the runner-up position is Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury, 30-0-1 (21), of the UK, who stopped previously unbeaten WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 42-1-1, in the seventh round in February for his WBC World Heavyweight title.
The Fighter of the Year goes to IBF Lightweight champion Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez, 15-0 (12), of Brooklyn, NY, in the USA, adding by winning the WBO and WBA Lightweight titles defeating WBO and WBA champion Vasyl “High Tech” Lomachenko, 14-1, over 12 rounds in October for his two titles. He is managed by David McWater who should get “Manager of the Year” having over 40 boxers.