Boxer of the Year 2012 - Top Fighter of the Year Award
A few different factors come into play when awarding the Fighter of the Year. A fighter must have had scored meaningful, dominant victories over top-flight competition. He should have been active, and if possible, had a few moments that made you step back and say "wow" in appreciation of his skills.
The 2012 Boxer of the Year award is therefore a rather obvious choice given these factors.
Nonito Donaire Is the 2012 Fighter of the Year
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Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
The Filipino Flash has long been considered one of the best fighters on the planet. Currently ranked as number 4 pound for pound, Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs) though suffered at times in his career from a lack of momentum. Where did he go after that big KO win over Vic Darchinyan years ago? Then, similarly, after the huge KO over Fernando Montiel, promotional issues then derailed him for much of the rest of 2011.
In 2012, Dona...