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VOTE: The 2022 Irish-Boxing Awards – The John Duddy Fight of the Year

We’re at the half-way point of nominations and it’s time for one of the big ones.

This award is named after the Derry Destroyer John Duddy who was involved in many wars and Fight of the Years during his career.

We have chosen FIVE action-packed scraps for you to choose from following an incredible year in the ring.

To spread the appreciation, we have a separate award recognising all-Irish fights which you can vote on here.

Other categories:
Performance of the Year
KO of the Year
Trainer of the Year
Debut of the Year

Votes are limited to ONE per IP address.

Mick Conlan v Leigh Wood
A heartbreaking fight bookended by drama, Conlan dropped the Nottingham champion in the first and looked to be on his way to world honours before one of the most dramatic finishes of the year.

Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano
History was made at a packed Madison Square Garden as Taylor defended her undisputed crown. Hurt badly in the middle rounds, the Bray lightweight continued to amaze by rallying to win on a famous night for boxing.

Tyrone McKenna v Chris Jenkins
A match-up which delivered exactly what everyone was expecting – war. Now up at welterweight, McKenna got the decision – with plenty of debate still swirling – and underlined his position as one of Ireland’s most insane fighters.

Eric Donovan v Khalil El-Hadri
A magic climax to a storied career, Donovan went through hell to win the EU super featherweight title. After taking a count in the fourth, Donovan hung in and later hurt the Frenchman himself and boxed clever to edge the fight on the cards.

Conor Wallace v Leti Leti
Also nominated for Aus-Boxing.com Fight of the Year, Wallace gained revenge on Leti in an even more dramatic fight than their first. Down in the third and down on the cards, the Newry light heavy roared back to stop Leti in the sixth.

Cast your votes below:

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Voting will stay open for the next two weeks and the winners of each award will be revealed at our first-ever in-person ceremony on Thursday January 26th at the Twenty-Two venue in Dublin city.

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie