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Fighter of the Year 2016: Pacquiao lags behind Frampton as Lomachenko moves into second

WBN Awards 23/12/2016

Mikey Williams

Manny Pacquiao has claimed just a small percentage of the vote as readers of World Boxing News participate in the annual poll to crown the Fighter of the Year for 2016.

The 37 year-old made a successful comeback from losing to Floyd Mayweather in 2015 by defeating firstly Timothy Bradley and then regaining the welterweight crown against Jessie Vargas in November.

Pacquiao was nominated for a stellar year that saw the Filipino briefly return to the summit of the pound for pound rankings, for which the Senator was also given a nod for Comeback of 2016.

Despite this, fans are picking Carl Frampton as the top fighter of 2016 so far, with impressive Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko overtaking former leader Terence Crawford to take second spot.

Voting still has some way to go as the winner won’t be crowned until January 16 of 2017, although Pacquiao has work to do if he is to get anywhere near the top three.

Roman Gonzalez and light-heavyweight king Andre Ward make up the six nominees, having polled just a fraction of the thousands of votes so far.

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