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The BWAA Announces Its 2023 Annual Award Nominees

The Boxing Writers Association of America would like to announce its nominees for its annual year-end awards for 2023.


In a nomination meeting on Saturday, the BWAA determined the top candidates from 2023 for Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Manager of the Year, Most Courageous, Long and Meritorious and the Taub award for excellence in broadcasting journalism.


All full and auxiliary BWAA members are eligible to vote, if their dues are paid for 2024. Voting can be done on the website under the ballot/voting tab. Only BWAA member's votes will register (non-members are automatically discarded).


The voting deadline will be Friday, January 19, at 12-noon ET, when the award winners will be announced after all award winners are personally notified.


Below is the list of BWAA 2023 candidates in alphabetical order.


BWAA 2023 Nominations:

Sugar Ray Robinson Award Fighter of the Year 2023 nominees:

David Benavidez

Terence Crawford

Gervonta Davis

Devin Haney

Naoya Inoue


Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier Award Fight of the Year 2023 nominees:

Artur Beterbiev KO 8 Anthony Yarde

Joe Cordina W 12 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov

Rafael Espinoza W 12 Robeisy Ramirez

Jaime Munguia W 12 Sergiy Derevyanchenko

Luis Nery KO 11 Azat Hovhannisyan


Eddie Futch Award Trainer of the Year 2022 nominees:

Bill Haney

Shingo Inoue

Andy Lee

Shane McGuigan

Brian McIntyre


Cus D’Amato Award Manager of the Year 2023 nominees:

Keith Connolly

Bill Haney

Egis Klimas


Marvin Kohn Good Guy Award 2023 nominees:

John DiSanto

Sam Jackson/Andrew Roberts

Steve Pratt

Jose Ramirez

John Scully


Sam Taub Award Excellence in Broadcast Journalism 2023 nominees:

Tim Bradley

Jim Gray

Dave Harmon

Mauro Ranallo

James “Smitty” Smith


Barney Nagler Award Long and Meritorious Service 2023 nominees:

Gordon Hall

Henry Hascup

Don Majeski

John Sheppard

Bruce Silverglade


John McCain-Bill Crawford Courage Award 2023 nominees:

Alejandra Ayala

Prichard Colon and family

Billy Dib

Lisa McClellan

Ed Mulholland


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