The BWAA Announces Its 2022 Annual Award Nominees
The Boxing Writers Association of America would like to announce its nominees for its annual year-end awards for 2022.
In a nomination meeting on Saturday, the BWAA determined the top candidates from 2022 for Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Manager of the Year, Most Courageous, Long and Meritorious.
All full BWAA members are eligible to vote, if their dues are paid for 2023. 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, January 9, at 12-noon ET, after all award winners are personally notified.
Below is the list of BWAA 2022 candidates in alphabetical order.
BWAA 2022 Nominations:
Sugar Ray Robinson Award Fighter Of The Year 2022 nominees:
Hector Luis Garcia
Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez
Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier Award Fight of the Year 2022 nominees:
Jermell Charlo KO 10 Brian Castano II
Sebastian Fundora KO 9 Erickson Lubin
Joe Joyce KO 11 Joe Parker
Sivenathi Nontshinga W 12 Hector Flores
Jai Opetaia W 12 Mairis Briedis
Leigh Wood KO 12 Michael Conlan
Eddie Futch Award Trainer of the Year 2022 nominees:
Cus D’Amato Award Manager of the Year 2022 nominees:
Luis DeCubas Jr.
Marvin Kohn Good Guy Award 2022 nominees:
Sam Jackson/Andrew Roberts
Gary Russell Jr.
Sam Taub Award Excellence in Broadcast Journalism 2022 nominees:
James “Smitty” Smith
Barney Nagler Award Long and Meritorious Service 2022 nominees:
John McCain-Bill Crawford Courage Award 2022 nominees:
Jose Santa Cruz Sr.
Oleksandr Usyk/Vasiliy Lomachenko