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WBN Awards: Winners announced, Vasyl Lomachenko dominates

WBN Awards 08/01/2017

Mikey Williams

Following considerable debate, World Boxing News are pleased to announce winners from the categories for 2016.

Nominations were announced before the holiday season, with a host of top fighters and trainers in the frame for accolades.

Below are the winners for 2016.

Article for WBN Fighter of the Year here

Editor’s choice (Fighter of the Year):

Terence Crawford
Vasyl Lomachenko
Andre Ward
Manny Pacquiao
Carl Frampton
Roman Gonzalez

WINNER: VASYL LOMACHENKO

WBN Fight of the Year:

Francisco Vargas v Orlando Salido (June)
Anthony Crolla v Jorge Linares (September)
Andre Ward v Sergey Kovalev (November)
Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz (July)

WINNER: VARGAS v SALIDO

WBN Young Fighter of the Year (23 under): 

Naoya Inoue
Felix Verdejo
Umar Salamov
Kosei Tanaka

WINNER: KOSEI TANAKA

Pound for pound breakthrough:

Carl Frampton
Vasyl Lomachenko
Jessie Magdaleno

WINNER: VASYL LOMACHENKO

Stoppage of 2016:

Canelo Alvarez – 6th Round v Amir Khan
Vasyl Lomachenko – 5th Round v Roman Martinez
Deontay Wilder – 9th Round v Artur Szpilka

WINNER: VASYL LOMACHENKO

Trainer of the Year:

Abel Sanchez
Arnulfo Obando (posthumously)
Shane McGuigan

WINNER: ARNULFO OBANDO (posthumously)

Comeback of 2016:

Marco Huck
Manny Pacquiao
Abner Mares
Mikey Garcia

WINNER: MANNY PACQUIAO

World title prospect of 2017:

Callum Smith
Mairis Briedis
Chris Eubank Jr.
Errol Spence Jr.

WINNER: ERROL SPENCE JR.

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