March 8, 2017

Lou Duva passed this morning. His mighty heart stopped beating two months shy of his 95th birthday. And in this case, an era has truly passed, an era where a handshake was the most important contract and a "boxing guy" was someone who worked full-time in the business and did so for love first (yes, the money was important as well).

Lou learned boxing by hanging out in Stillman's Gym in the 1930s, where his older brother trained. He earned his living as a truck driver, but spent every evening after work at the gym, absorbing the lessons of the established trainers and managers. It wasn't just the boxers who fascinated Lou, but the business itself. He wou...

March 8, 2017

The BWAA wants to pays its respects to Hall of Fame trainer Lou Duva, who died Wednesday morning (March 8) at the age of 94. Duva was a two-time BWAA Manager of the Year (1984 and 1993) and winner of the BWAA’s prestigious Long and Meritorious award (1993). He trained such stars as Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor, Vinny Pazienza, Hector Camacho, Arturo Gatti, Michael Moorer, Joey Giardello, Livingstone Bramble, Mark Breland, Johnny Bumphus, Fernando Vargas, Andrew Golota, Bobby Czyz, Mike McCallum and Lennox Lewis.

Duva was introduced to the world of boxing in 1963 when former world heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano befr...

March 7, 2017

The Boxing Writers Association of America is very proud to announce the winners of its 2016 Bernie Awards, the 16th annual writing contest named after former BWAA President Bernard Fernandez.

This year’s big winner is Thomas Hauser, who won firsts in Over-1,500 words (“The Long, Sad Goodbye,” Pegasus, June 8, 2016) and for Investigative Reporting (“The New York State Athletic Commission Under Fire,” The Ring, February 1, 2016 – December 20, 2016).

Other multiple winners included the Boston Herald's Ron Borges, who hit for the Bernie cycle, getting a first in News coverage (“Seriously?,” Boxing Monthly, August 2016), second in Column (“Muhammad Ali Was Fi...

March 1, 2017

The Boxing Writers Association of America is proud to announce its winners of the 14th annual BWAA photography contest.



Mikey Williams/Top Rank

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11:  WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko celebrates his fifth-round knockout of Roman Martinez with a nifty backflip at Madison Square Garden.


Sarah Hoffman/Omaha World-Herald

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – FEB. 23: The sweat-beaded face of WBO super lightweight champion Terence Crawford in his training camp indicates how ready he is for his fifth-round stoppage of Hank Lundy four nights later in The Theater at Madiso...

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