The results are in.
Over ten thousand ballots have been cast and we have our eight winners of the 2020 Irish-Boxing Awards.
It’s been a tough year, but there was still plenty to smile about and it is all celebrated here.
And the winners are:
The Kildare fighter produced the ‘moment’ of 2020 when she went away to Germany to destroy Jessica Schadko and comes in ahead of undisputed champion Katie Taylor in this poll.
Kane Tucker (v Gareth McDowell)
Boom! What a way to win your first Ulster title.
JP Hale v Colm Murphy
The third major final between the pair threw up another classic. Elevated to Ulster Seniors headliner, organisers knew it was a guaranteed war and so it played out with Hale winning a split.
Going in to 2020, outside of Ireland, it was only the hardest of hardcores that would have known of the Belfast middle. As we enter 2021, Agyarko is rightly seen as one of the most exciting lights in the Queensberry stable following two exciting wins.
The Dublin welter managed, somehow, to get FIVE fights in during the year, racing along in his development and signing a deal with Star Boxing in America. He topped this poll ahead of Paddy Donovan and Aaron McKenna.
Father of Ryan, the St Michael’s Gym boss has been busy during the pandemic year with his fighters racking up a combined 13-1 record and this saw him come in just ahead of Belfast’s Dee Walsh.
Katelynn Phelan (v Jessica Schadko)
It had to be. The Irish Fighter of the Year gave us all a lift in October with her smash-and-grab in Munich, dominating five rounds in Schadko’s home gym before the fancied favourite was pulled out.
From finding it difficult to walk and wondering would he ever be back to winning Olympic qualification in sensational fashion, the ‘Wee Rooster’ was back with a bang in 2020.
Thank you to all our readers for their votes over the past week and for helping the site during an awful year for everyone.
Here’s to 2021, it’s going to be better.