(MAY 5) WBAN has received press
information in regards to the 86 Annual Awards Dinner, presented
by The awards dinner presented by the Boxing Writers Association
of America, that will take place tomorrow night at the MGM
Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In receiving the materials on this event, I checked over
who was being honored ---and noticed that there were no
females picked on the "Honors" list.
Link to who is honored at the
In light of the fact that the sport in present time has evolved
into including females that it would be more than appropriate to
at least consider this fact---and at least consider including
women in the awards.
In doing this story---it
was pointed out to me that Kathy Duva was nominated in two
categories this year---so I did go to their website to see the
history of their annual awards. In the last five years,
not including 2011---there are no females listed on their
website for honors or awards, for the exception of Dr. Margaret
Goodman in 2006.
Complete BWAA Awards History
2010 - Link
2009 - Link
2008 - Link
2007 - Link
2006 - Link
(Dr. Margaret Goodman - Honesty and Integrity - James A. Farley
2011-Writing Awards - The Barney's
For those who would like to attend this event, it will be held
at 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, 3rd Floor
Ballroom. Cocktails at 8:00 p.m, and dinner and awards at 9:30
p.m. Honoring: SERGIO MARTINEZ -The Sugar Ray Robinson Award;
FIGHTER OF THE YEAR FREDDIE ROACH - The Eddie Futch Award
TRAINER OF THE YEAR - AMIR KHAN - MARCOS MAIDANA - The
Ali-Frazier Award - FIGHT OF THE YEAR - JACK OBERMAYER - The
John F.X. Condon Award...and more. TICKETS $200 per person*
$2,000 per table of ten *Current BWAA Members ONLY: $150 Those
who purchase a BWAA Awards Dinner ticket will also receive a
complimentary ticket for the Top Rank boxing show on Friday, May
6 at 5pm at Mandalay Bay’s South Pacific Ballroom.