Nominees confirmed for WBN Awards 2019, plus Fighter of the Decade
World Boxing News announces the nominees for this year’s awards as voting continues for WBN Fighter of the Year 2019.
The ten categories have seen one change this year. World title prospect has been replaced with a new award for Upset of the Year.
WBN Fighter of the Year is voted for by the fans, whilst the other nine awards are confirmed by the WBN panel.
Below are the nominees, with the winners to be confirmed after the WBN Fighter of the Year is crowned.
As we are heading into a new decade this year, candidates have also been set for WBN Fighter of the Decade.
Prior to WBN’s inception in 2010, Manny Pacquiao was crowned by several organizations.
AWARDS 2019 NOMINEES
WBN Fighter of the Year:
Errol Spence Jr.
Women’s Fighter of the Year:
Fight of the Year:
Joshua vs Ruiz I
Inoue vs Donaire
Spence vs Porter
Young Fighter of the Year (23 Under in Jan ‘19):
Pound for Pound Breakthrough:
Errol Spence Jr.
Stoppage of 2018:
Deontay Wilder (vs Ortiz II)
Naoya Inoue (vs Rodriguez)
Canelo (vs Kovalev)
Gennady Golovkin (vs Rolls)
Trainer/s of the Year:
Jay Deas (Deontay Wilder)
Eddy and Chepo Reynoso (Canelo)
Derrick James (Errol Spence Jr.)
Comeback of 2018:
Upset of 2019:
Andy Ruiz Jr.
Fighter of the Decade:
Winners will be revealed after voting ends for Fighter of the Year on January 7, 2020.
Last year’s winners:
WBN AWARDS 2018
WBN Fighter of the Year: Tyson Fury (40%)
Editor’s Choice: Oleksandr Usyk
Women’s Fighter of the Year: Cecilia Braekhus
Fight of the Year: Canelo v Gennady Golovkin (September)
Young Fighter of the Year (23 Under): Kosei Tanaka
Pound for Pound Breakthrough: Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Stoppage of 2018: Naoya Inoue (vs Payano)
Trainer of the Year: Anatoly Lomachenko
Comeback of 2018: Tyson Fury
World title prospect of 2019: Ryan Garcia