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WBN will be firing on all cylinders on Wednesday, 28th December, after a short break.
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In the meantime, feel free to browse some of our latest headlines.
- Adrien Broner, in delusionally sad statements, one loss from oblivion
- Gervonta Davis brands Ryan Garcia’ lazy’ for scrapping tune-up
- Deontay Wilder’ knocked out’ after veteran heavyweight disrespect
- Young Tyson Fury F’d off Klitschkos, and Paris imitated The Queen
- Mike Tyson sends $40,000 up in smoke every month
- Chris Eubank Jr tells Conor Benn’ man up’ on drugs, still wants a fight
- Evander Holyfield perfectly describes and defends Mike Tyson’s legacy
- Donald Trump wanted ‘beaten up’ Floyd Mayweather’ fix’ probed
- Mahmoud Charr scores quick KO after Lucas Browne fiasco
- Anas El-Abid eyes Vincent Feigenbutz after latest win
- The weirdest Deontay Wilder cheat allegation was truly ridiculous
- Viviane Obenauf jailed for 19 times baseball bat murder of husband
- Boxing News: Errol Spence out after crash / Regis Prograis avoided
This year’s Award winners will be announced when we return after Oleksandr Usyk claimed the WBN Fighter of the Year trophy for 2022.
Usyk claimed the trophy after retaining his WBO, IBF, and WBA crowns against Anthony Joshua in a Saudi Arabia rematch.
The circumstances surrounding Usyk having to fight meant that there was no other award taker than the Ukrainian superstar.
Having to deal with a crisis in his country on an unprecedented scale, Usyk led the fight alongside the Ukrainian army as Russia attacked from the beginning of the year.
Standing firm with his fellow compatriots, including top division rulers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Usyk left his homeland in Ukraine to train for a contracted return with Joshua.
In a fantastic performance, Usyk defeated Joshua at the Jeddah Superdome in dominant fashion for the second time last August.
He was the epitome of professionalism throughout the event. That’s even when facing disrespect from his opponent at the end of the bout.
Beating off competition from Dmitry Bivol, Devin Haney, Naoya Inoue, and Shakur Stevenson, Usyk is a worthy winner.