Knockoutpunch’s 2016 fight of the year

Let’s face it, 2016 has hardly been a vintage year for boxing. Fight fans have been left frustrated over the past 12 months as promotional spats, poor matchmaking and blatant ducking has prevented the best from facing the best. But it hasn’t been all bad. Here is our top three tear-ups of the year.

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Knockoutpunch’s 2016 fighter of the year

In years gone by, you could spend hours or even days debating who deserves the accolade of ‘fighter of the year’. Not so in 2016. In a dire year for the sport, there was a consensus among journalists and fans over who should get the nod for their efforts in the last 12 months.