WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) was included in the list of nominees in the category “Performance of the Year” according to the authoritative edition of The Ring.
Alexander is presented in this nomination for winning a split decision in a rematch with Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs).
In addition to Usyk, this award is claimed by:
Shakur Stevenson (for winning a unanimous decision over Oscar Valdez). Jesse Rodriguez (for an eighth round stoppage victory over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai). Dmitry Bivol (for winning by unanimous decision over Saul Alvarez).
Last year, Shakur Stevenson won this category for his performance in a fight with Jamel Herring, and in 2020, Teofimo Lopez became the winner for his victory over Vasily Lomachenko.