ANTHONY JOSHUA is the readers’ choice for prospect of the year. The Watford heavyweight started 2015 as a prospect and finished as the British champion. He came back injury to halt Jason Gavern in April, starched Raphael Zumbano Love in May and blitzed former world title challenger Kevin Johnson that same month. He knocked out Gary Cornish for the Commonwealth crown and in December Anthony Joshua won a thriller with London rival Dillian Whyte for the British title. 55% voted Joshua as prospect of the year.

28% voted for talented American welterweight Errol Spence, 11% for Felix Verdejo and 6% for Jason Quigley.

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