ESB Best of 2017! Lomachenko, Crawford, Joshua, More!

By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones & Justin Jones – With Hollywood’s award season upon us, and the 2018 Golden Globe® Award winners announced this past Sunday, we kick off the New Year by unveiling our yearly boxing awards starting with the 2017 Fighter of the Year.

And the nominees are. . .

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Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs)

Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs)

Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs)

Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs)

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40 KOs)

Check out this video to see who took home EAST SIDE BOXING’s top honor for his performance in 2017:

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And here are our nominees and winners in each category:

Winners & Nominees 2017

Fighter of the Year

WINNER (TIE)

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Terence Crawford & Vasyl Lomachenko

NOMINEE

Mikey Garcia

NOMINEE

Anthony Joshua

NOMINEE

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

Fight of the Year

WINNER

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitscko

NOMINEE

Ivan Baranchyk vs. Abel Ramos

NOMINEE

Carlos Cuadras vs. Juan Francisco Estrada

NOMINEE

Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs

NOMINEE

Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (I)

Upset of the Year

WINNER

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai KO4 Roman Gonzalez (II)

NOMINEE

Sadam Ali UD12 Miguel Cotto

NOMINEE

Tony Bellew TKO11 David Haye

NOMINEE

Luis Nery TKO4 Shinsuke Yamanaka1

NOMINEE

Caleb Truax MD12 James DeGale

Knockout of the Year

WINNER

David Lemieux KTFO3 Curtis Stevens

NOMINEE

Jermell Charlo KTFO1 Erickson Lubin

NOMINEE

Mikey Garcia KTFO3 Dejan Zlaticanin

NOMINEE

Joshua Greer Jr. KTFO6 James Gordon Smith

NOMINEE

Deontay Wilder KTFO1 Bermane Stiverne

Prospect of the Year

WINNER

Dmitry Bivol

NOMINEE

Oleksandr Gvozdyk

NOMINEE

Devin Haney

NOMINEE

Magomed Kurbanov

NOMINEE

Jose Ramirez

Robbery of the Year

WINNER

Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam SD12 Ryota Murata (I)

NOMINEE

Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (I)

NOMINEE

Jeff Horn UD12 Manny Pacquiao

NOMINEE

Antonio Margarito UTD7 Carson Jones

Trainer of the Year

WINNER

Derrick James

NOMINEE

Roberto Garcia

NOMINEE

Anatoly “Papachenko” Lomachenko

NOMINEE

Robert McCracken

NOMINEE

Brian McIntyre

Promoter of the Year

WINNER

Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing)

NOMINEE

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS

NOMINEE

Haymon Boxing (Premier Boxing Champions)

NOMINEE

TOP RANK

#WTF Moment of the Year

Anthony Joshua, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Terence Crawford, Vasyl Lomachenko - By Paul "Paparazzi" Jones & Justin Jones - With Hollywood’s award season upon us, and the 2018 Golden Globe® Award winners announced this past Sunday, we kick off the New Year by unveiling our yearly boxing awards starting with the 2017 Fighter of the Year.

WINNER

Leon Lawson Jr., Andre Dirrell’s trainer and uncle, sucker punches Jose Uzcategui after Dirrell vs. Uzcategui

NOMINEE

Deontay Wilder et al. Beef with Dominic Breazeale and Family at the Westin Hotel after Breazeale KO5 Izu Ugonoh

NOMINEE

#LETSGOCHAMP campaign flops after Shannon Briggs tests positive for elevated testosterone levels before Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo

And don’t forget to take part in our Yearly Awards Twitter polls @boxingepicenter and let us know your picks for the major yearly awards using the hashtag: #BoxingsBest

Author Contact:

prjones1@hotmail.com |Twitter @boxingepicenter

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1 Per reports, Nery’s pre-fight test was positive for the steroid, zilpaterol.

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