“The finalists for the 2018 Yahoo Sports Fighter of the Year, cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk and bantamweight Naoya Inoue, both competed in the WBSS during the year. Usyk became the undisputed cruiserweight champion, while Inoue has won his first two bouts in the tournament via first-round knockout,” reads the article.
Other candidates for this title were Vasyl Lomachenko, Regis Prograis, Jose Ramirez, Canelo Alvarez, Claressa Shields, Mikey Garcia, Terence Crawford and Errol Spence.
Undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk was also named the ESPN 2018 fighter of the year.
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