Lopez and his team were buried in the belt following the victory. (Photo courtesy of Mikey Williams / Top rank via Getty Images)
Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the sports and restrictions imposed around the world, this year was a strange and special year for boxing.
Boxing was still going on. The battle took place and there were several big battles featuring a great comeback and a great finish.
On Monday, the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), which has existed for 94 years and selects the best boxing every year, announced the 2020 award candidates.
The BWAA will be the largest award ceremony in the organization’s long history, combining the 2020 and 2021 awards ceremonies. The organization will only offer six awards in 2020 as the year of boxing has been truncated.
BWAA has already named Katie Taylor the 2020 Female Fighter of the Year for the second year in a row. She also shares that distinction as the Ring’s two-time female fighter of the year.
Therefore, the following are candidates for the remaining five categories. Only regular BWAA members can vote.
Based on a representative victory in 2020, Tyson Fury and Theofimo Lopez Jr. are at the top of the BWAA Fighter of the Year Sugar Ray Robinson Award nominee list. Canelo Alvarez, Ring and BWAA’s No. 1 Pound for Pound Fighter were also included in the BWAA vote after dominating Callum Smith. Fury and Lopez Jr. shared the Ring’s Fighter of the Year award.
Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier Awards BWAA Fight of the Year includes Carlos Gongora-Ali Acmedov, Juan Francisco Estrada-Carlos Cuadras II, Masayoshi Nakatani-Felix Verdejo, and Ring This year’s selection includes the classic between Jose Zepeda-Ivan Barranchik, who was in the 2020 battle of.
Winners of the BWAA Awards will be announced on Friday, January 22, 2021 and will be voted on by BWAA members who pay the full amount.
Candidates for the BWAA 2020 Awards:
Sugar Ray Robinson Award Fighter of the Year 2020
Theofimo Lopez Junior
Errol Spence Jr.
Joe Smith Junior
Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier Awards 2020 Fight of the Year
Gervonta Davis-Leo Santa Cruz
Carlos Gongora-Ali Acmedov
Juan Francisco Estrada-Carlos Cuadras II
Masayoshi Nakatani-Felix Verdejo
Alexander Povetkin-Dillian Whyte
Jose Zepeda-Ivan Baranchyk
Eddie Futch Award Trainer of the Year 2020
Theofimo Lopez Senior
Cus D’Amato Award Manager of the Year 2020
John McCain-Bill Crawford Courage Award 2020
Magomed Abdusalamov house
Jose Santa Cruz
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BWAA Announces 2020 Award Nominations
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