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VOTE: The Rinty Monaghan Irish Fighter of the Year – 2020 Irish-Boxing Awards

It’s time for the big one. Fighter of the Year.

2020 has been different but there’s still been some huge successes for our fighters and the FIVE best have been recognised here.

Thank you for your vote here and on all the awards polls.

And the nominees are:

Brendan Irvine
Following an injury-induced period in the wilderness, The Belfast flyweight claimed Olympic qualification in London in March.

Tommy McCarthy
The Belfast cruiserweight joined a select list in October, defeating Bilal Laggoune for the European title.

Katelynn Phelan
The Kildare light welter became a star in 2020, destroying Jessica Schadko in Germany.

Katie Taylor
The Bray lightweight settled the score so to speak versus Delfine Persoon before headlining an historic women’s-topped card versus Miriam Gutierrez.

James Tennyson
The Belfast lightweight continued to move towards a second world shot with two destructive stoppages on Matchroom shows.

Cast your vote below! (to ensure fairness, votes restricted to one per IP address)

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You can vote in our earlier polls here:
The Andy Lee KO of the Year
The John Duddy Fight of the Year
Breakthrough of the Year
The Eamonn Magee Jr Prospect of the Year
The Paddy Hyland Sr Trainer of the Year
The Wayne McCullough Performance of the Year
Comeback of the Year

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