The BWAA Announces Its 2021 Annual Award Nominees




BWAA 2021 Nominees:

The Boxing Writers Association of America would like to announce its nominees for its annual year-end awards for 2021.


In a nomination meeting on Sunday, the BWAA determined the top candidates from 2021 for Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Manager of the YeaMost Courageous, Long and Meritorious.


All full BWAA members are eligible to vote, if their dues are paid for 2022. 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 Monday, March 14, at 12-noon ET, after all award winners are personally notified.


Below is the list of BWAA 2021 candidates in alphabetical order.


BWAA 2021 Nominations:

Sugar Ray Robinson Award Fighter Of The Year 2021 nominees:

Canelo Alvarez

Nonito Donaire

Stephen Fulton

Tyson Fury

Josh Taylor

Oleksandr Usyk


Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier Award Fight of the Year 2021 nominees:

Jermell Charlo D 12 Brian Castano

Juan Francisco Estrada SD 12 Roman Gonzalez II

Stephen Fulton MD 12 Brandon Figueroa

Tyson Fury KO 11 Deontay Wilder III

George Kambosos SD 12 Teofimo Lopez


Eddie Futch Award Trainer of the Year 2021 nominees:

Carlos Castano

Javiel Centeno

Ben Davison

Anatoliy Lomachenko

Eddy Reynoso


Cus D’Amato Award Manager of the Year 2021 nominees:

Luis DeCubas

Rachel Donaire

Rick Mirigian

Eddy Reynoso


Marvin Kohn Good Guy Award 2021 nominees:

David Diamante

Anthony Dirrell

Omar Jaurez

Xavier Porter (posthumously)

Jose Ramirez


Sam Taub Award Excellence in Broadcast Journalism 2021 nominees:

No award


Barney Nagler Award Long and Meritorious Service 2021 nominees:

Michael Buffer

Bob Duffy

Scott Ghertner

Henry Hascup

James “Smitty” Smith


John McCain-Bill Crawford Courage Award 2021 nominees:

Brian Custer

Ryan Garcia

Klitschko Brothers

Gary Russell Sr.

Jose Santa Cruz Sr.

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