WBN Awards 2013: The Winners
The annual victors in this years WBN Awards have been announced as middleweight Gennady Golovkin takes the top prize of WBN Readers’ Fighter of the Year.
Editors’ choice went to Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his victories over Robert Guerrero and Saul Alvarez respectively, whilst Japan’s undefeated world bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda claimed the Young Fighter of the Year accolade.
Fight of the Year honours were bestowed on the enthralling welterweight contest between Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov that took place at the Home Depot Center in March, with Ukrainian Olympic amatuer star Vasyl Lomachenko the 2014 tip to become a world champion. Lomachenko is just 1-0 after turning pro last year, but has already been earmarked for a world title shot against Orlando Salido.
Full list of WBN Award Winners for 2013
WBN Readers’ Fighter of the Year: Gennady Golovkin (74%)
Editors choice: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
WBN Fight of the Year: Bradley v Provodnikov – March
WBN Young Fighter of the Year (23 under): Tomoki Kameda (bantamweight)
Pound for pound breakthrough: Guillermo Rigondeaux (super-bantamweight)
Stoppage of 2013: Jhonny Gonzalez v Abner Mares
Trainer of the Year: Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Comeback of 2013: Bernard Hopkins
World title prospect of 2014: Vasyl Lomachenko