The poll for this year’s WBN Fighter of the Year is hotting up after just four days of voting by boxing fans.
Almost two and half thousand people have given their opinion so far, with Tyson Fury clearly leading the way.
In second place is cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk, with Anthony Joshua, Vasyl Lomachenko and Josh Warrington making up the top five.
The Ukrainian won the trophy in 2016 with a whopping 76% after what was a stellar year. ‘Loma’ was beaten in 2017 by the resurgent Gennady Golovkin with 48% of the poll. In 2018, Lomachenko won a third weight world title when defeating Jorge Linares. He then unified after shoulder surgery against Jose Pedraza in December.
Defeating Gennady Golovkin in September was followed up by a third-weight world title against Rocky Fielding three months later.
The inaugural World Boxing Super Series champion. Usyk then went on to stop Tony Bellew in a huge UK event. He beat the number two and three in his division and is a strong contender to lift the crown.
Becoming a four-weight world champion at 140 pounds in 2018. Garcia then unified the lightweight division for good measure.
One of the comeback stories on all time, Fury (📸 Esther Lin) was a knockdown away from regaining the world heavyweight crown.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ enjoyed a stellar year when stopping Luis Ortiz. Wilder then almost wiped out Fury in a Fight of the Year contender.
Japan’s newest superstar, Inoue proved why he’s called ‘The Monster’ when halting two world-class fighters in a combined total of three minutes and two seconds.
The current heavyweight champion, Joshua further unified the division. The Briton then fended off the challenge of top contender Alexander Povetkin.
: Winning two high-profile UK world title clashes as the underdog. Warrington earned his spot with a Fight of the Year display against Carl Frampton.
Becoming only the third Filipino to win world titles at four weights sees Nietes on the list.
The 23 year-old two-time WBN Young Fighter of the Year scored a third-weight world title in just his twelfth bout last September.
Winning the WBSS accolade and Ring Magazine title at 168 pounds. ‘Mundo’ deserves his place among the elite for 2018.