Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/22/14

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Mikkel Kessler of Denmark during their WBA Super Middleweight Championship Bout at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 21, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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 ----> View all of our 2012 Boxing Awards! 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...
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