An Autumn special, covering all the action in August and September, featured nominees with amazing achievements in both the pros and the amateurs.
In the end, there was only one winner.
The Portlaoise super bantamweight won the IBF world title in incredible circumstances.
‘The Power’ did what few other have done, becoming just the second fighter from the UK or Ireland after Wayne McCullough to win a world title fight in Japan.
The Sydney-based Boston-trained fighter dethroned Ryosuke Iwasa, winning a unanimous decision following a smart performance at the famous Korakuen Hall.
Becoming Ireland’s third reigning world champ, Doheny upset the odds and wrote his name into the history books.
Coming in second was Roscommon middleweight Aoife O’Rourke who marked her Senior international debut with a gold medal at the Nicolae Linca multi-nations in Romania, while Tyrone light fly Jude Gallagher came in third following his World Youth Championships bronze.
June – Joe Ward
July – Kane Tucker
August – Michaela Walsh
September – Niall Kennedy
October – Katie Taylor
November – James McGivern
Winter – Kevin Sheehy
February – Kieran Molloy
March – Craig O’Brien
April – Luke Keeler
May – James Tennyson
June – Jono Carroll
July – Graham McCormack