The Boxing Writers Association of America would like to announce its nominees for its annual year-end awards for 2019.
In nomination meetings in Las Vegas and over last weekend in New York, the BWAA determined the top candidates from 2019 for Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Manager of the Year, Most Courageous, Long and Meritorious, the Taub, for excellence in broadcast journalism and the Good Guy award.
Because it’s the end of the decade, the BWAA will also be selecting the first-ever Joe Louis of the Decade award (which in the past had no title).
All full BWAA members are eligible to vote, if their dues are paid for 2020. Voting can be done on the BWAA.org website under the ballot/voting tab. Only full BWAA member's vote will register.
The award winners will be announced on Friday, January 17, at 12-noon ET, after all award winners are personally notified.
Below is the list of BWAA 2019 candidates in alphabetical order.
Joe Louis Fighter of the Decade nominees:
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Sugar Ray Robinson Award Fighter Of The Year 2019 nominees:
Errol Spence Jr.
Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier Award Fight of the Year 2019 nominees:
Gennadiy Golovkin-Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Naoya Inoue-Nonito Donaire
Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman
Andy Ruiz-Andy Joshua I
Errol Spence Jr.-Shawn Porter
Josh Taylor-Regis Prograis
Eddie Futch Award Trainer of the Year 2019 nominees:
Jay Deas/Mark Breland
Cus D’Amato Award Manager of the Year 2019 nominees:
Luis DeCubas Jr.
Marvin Kohn Good Guy Award 2019 nominees:
Sam Taub Award Excellence in Broadcast Journalism 2019 nominees:
Tim Bradley Jr.
Barney Nagler Award Long and Meritorious Service 2019 nominees:
John McCain-Bill Crawford Courage Award 2019 nominees:
Jose Santa Cruz