The World Boxing Council will celebrate its 54th annual convention from December 11 to 17 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, with boxing stars honoring the eternal King of Boxing, Muhammad Ali.
The convention’s opening day on Monday, December 12, will also feature “The Best of 2016 Awards” ceremony, presented by TECATE. Those who have excelled will be recognized, cheered and applauded in this special ceremony.
The award categories are:
BOXER OF THE YEAR
Roman Gonzalez / Shinsuke Yamanaka / Gennady Golovkin / Wanheng Menayothin / Terence Crawford
FIGHT OF THE YEAR
Roman Gonzalez vs. Carlos Cuadras / Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla / Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido
DRAMATIC FIGHT OF THE YEAR
Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Anselmo Moreno / Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu / Jermell Charlo vs John Jackson
KO OF THE YEAR
Deontay Wilder vs. Artur Szpilka / Saul Alvarez vs. Amir Khan / Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu / Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams Jr.
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
Hozumi Hasegawa / Ganigan Lopez / Mikey Garcia / Tony Bellew
REVELATION OF THE YEAR
Jermell Charlo / Dejan Zlaticanin / Avni Yildirim / Mairis Briedis
PROSPECT OF THE YEAR
Diego De La Hoya / Ohara Davies / Eduardo Hernández / José Díaz / Jose Ramirez Jr. / Daniel Valdivia
EVENT OF THE YEAR
Saul Alvarez vs. Amir Khan / Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook