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Antonio Tarver may have something to say about this later this year, and Oscar De La Hoya gets a chance to state his case on Sept. 18, but as of right now, Diego "Chico" Corrales is the "Fighter of the Year" in the wake of his second consecutive big win in 2004.
In March, he gained revenge over Joel Casamayor -- who had defeated him six months earlier -- to capture the WBO junior lightweight belt, and this past weekend, at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino, he took the WBO lightweight crown by stopping previously undefeated Acelino Freitas in 10 exciting rounds.