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The '''BWAA Fighter of the Year''' receives the [[Edward J. Neil Trophy]]. The trophy is named for Edward J. Neil, an Associated Press sportswriter and war correspondent, who died of shrapnel wounds in 1938 while covering the Spanish Civil War.  
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The '''Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year''' (or BWAA) [[Edward J. Neil Trophy]] was first given in 1938. The trophy was named for [[Edward J. Neil]], an Associated Press sportswriter and war correspondent, who died of shrapnel wounds in 1938 while covering the Spanish Civil War.  This award was renamed for [[Sugar Ray Robinson]] in 2009.
  
*1938 - [[Boxer:Jack Dempsey:009009|Jack Dempsey]]
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*1938 - [[Jack Dempsey]]
*1939 - [[Boxer:Billy Conn:009007|Billy Conn]]
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*1939 - [[Billy Conn]]
*1940 - [[Boxer:Henry Armstrong:009018|Henry Armstrong]]
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*1940 - [[Henry Armstrong]]
*1941 - [[Boxer:Joe Louis:009027|Joe Louis]]
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*1941 - [[Joe Louis]]
*1942 - [[Boxer:Barney Ross:008996|Sgt. Barney Ross]]
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*1942 - [[Barney Ross]]
 
*1943 - Boxers in all branches of the armed forces
 
*1943 - Boxers in all branches of the armed forces
*1944 - [[Boxer:Benny Leonard:009001|Lt. Benny Leonard]]
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*1944 - [[Benny Leonard]]
*1945 - James J. Walker
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*1945 - [[James J. Walker]]
*1946 - [[Boxer:Tony Zale:009045|Tony Zale]]
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*1946 - [[Tony Zale]]
*1947 - [[Boxer:Gus Lesnevich:010346|Gus Lesnevich]]
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*1947 - [[Gus Lesnevich]]
*1948 - [[Boxer:Ike Williams:009020|Ike Williams]]
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*1948 - [[Ike Williams]]
*1949 - [[Boxer:Ezzard Charles:009012|Ezzard Charles]]
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*1949 - [[Ezzard Charles]]
*1950 - [[Boxer:Sugar Ray Robinson:009625|Sugar Ray Robinson]]
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*1950 - [[Sugar Ray Robinson]]
*1951 - [[Boxer:Jersey Joe Walcott:011028|Jersey Joe Walcott]]
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*1951 - [[Jersey Joe Walcott]]
*1952 - [[Boxer:Rocky Marciano:009032|Rocky Marciano]]
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*1952 - [[Rocky Marciano]]
*1953 - [[Boxer:Kid Gavilan:009014|Kid Gavilan]]
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*1953 - [[Kid Gavilan]]
*1954 - [[Boxer:Carl (Bobo) Olson:024927|Bobo Olson]]
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*1954 - [[Carl (Bobo) Olson]]
*1955 - [[Boxer:Carmen Basilio:008997|Carmen Basilio]]
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*1955 - [[Carmen Basilio]]
*1956 - [[Boxer:Floyd Patterson:009038|Floyd Patterson]]
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*1956 - [[Floyd Patterson]]
*1957 - [[Boxer:Carmen Basilio:008997|Carmen Basilio]]
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*1957 - [[Carmen Basilio]]
*1958 - [[Boxer:Archie Moore:008995|Archie Moore]]
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*1958 - [[Archie Moore]]
*1959 - [[Boxer:Ingemar Johansson:012711|Ingemar Johansson]]
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*1959 - [[Ingemar Johansson]]
*1960 - [[Boxer:Floyd Patterson:009038|Floyd Patterson]]
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*1960 - [[Floyd Patterson]]
*1961 - [[Boxer:Gene Fullmer:009707|Gene Fullmer]]
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*1961 - [[Gene Fullmer]]
*1962 - [[Boxer:Dick Tiger:009010|Dick Tiger]]
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*1962 - [[Dick Tiger]]
*1963 - [[Boxer:Emile Griffith:009017|Emile Griffith]]
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*1963 - [[Emile Griffith]]
*1964 - [[Boxer:Willie Pastrano:012495|Willie Pastrano]]
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*1964 - [[Willie Pastrano]]
*1965 - [[Boxer:Muhammad Ali:000180|Muhammad Ali]]
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*1965 - [[Muhammad Ali]]
*1966 - [[Boxer:Dick Tiger:009010|Dick Tiger]]
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*1966 - [[Dick Tiger]]
*1967 - [[Boxer:Carlos Ortiz:008387|Carlos Ortiz]]
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*1967 - [[Carlos Ortiz]]
*1968 - [[Boxer:Bob Foster:009000|Bob Foster]]
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*1968 - [[Bob Foster]]
*1969 - [[Boxer:Joe Frazier:000147|Joe Frazier]]
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*1969 - [[Joe Frazier]]
*1970 - [[Boxer:Ken Buchanan:000142|Ken Buchanan]]
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*1970 - [[Ken Buchanan]]
*1971 - [[Boxer:Joe Frazier:000147|Joe Frazier]]
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*1971 - [[Joe Frazier]]
*1972 - [[Boxer:Carlos Monzon:009036|Carlos Monzon]]
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*1972 - [[Carlos Monzon]]
*1973 - [[Boxer:George Foreman:000090|George Foreman]]
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*1973 - [[George Foreman]]
*1974 - [[Boxer:Muhammad Ali:000180|Muhammad Ali]]
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*1974 - [[Muhammad Ali]]
*1975 - [[Boxer:Muhammad Ali:000180|Muhammad Ali]] and [[Boxer:Joe Frazier:000147|Joe Frazier]]
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*1975 - [[Muhammad Ali]] and [[Joe Frazier]]
*1976 - [[Boxer:Howard Davis, Jr:000554|Howard Davis]], [[Boxer:Leo Randolph:018908|Leo Randolph]], [[Boxer:Sugar Ray Leonard:000269|Sugar Ray Leonard]], [[Boxer:Leon Spinks:000262|Leon Spinks]] and [[Boxer:Michael Spinks:001286|Michael Spinks]] (Olympic Gold Medal winners)
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*1976 - [[Howard Davis Jr.]], [[Leo Randolph]], [[Sugar Ray Leonard]], [[Leon Spinks]] and [[Michael Spinks]] (Olympic Gold Medal winners)
*1977 - [[Boxer:Ken Norton:000168|Ken Norton]]
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*1977 - [[Ken Norton]]
*1978 - [[Boxer:Larry Holmes:000150|Larry Holmes]]
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*1978 - [[Larry Holmes]]
*1979 - [[Boxer:Sugar Ray Leonard:000269|Sugar Ray Leonard]]
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*1979 - [[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
*1980 - [[Boxer:Thomas Hearns:000303|Thomas Hearns]]
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*1980 - [[Thomas Hearns]]
*1981 - [[Boxer:Sugar Ray Leonard:000269|Sugar Ray Leonard]]
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*1981 - [[Sugar Ray Leonard]]
*1982 - [[Boxer:Aaron Pryor:008993|Aaron Pryor]]
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*1982 - [[Aaron Pryor]]
*1983 - [[Boxer:Marvin Hagler:008684|Marvin Hagler]]
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*1983 - [[Marvin Hagler]]
*1984 - [[Boxer:Thomas Hearns:000303|Thomas Hearns]]
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*1984 - [[Thomas Hearns]]
*1985 - [[Boxer:Marvin Hagler:008684|Marvin Hagler]]
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*1985 - [[Marvin Hagler]]
*1986 - [[Boxer:Mike Tyson:000474|Mike Tyson]]
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*1986 - [[Mike Tyson]]
*1987 - [[Boxer:Julio Cesar Chavez:008119|Julio Cesar Chavez]]
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*1987 - [[Julio Cesar Chavez]]
*1988 - [[Boxer:Mike Tyson:000474|Mike Tyson]]
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*1988 - [[Mike Tyson]]
*1989 - [[Boxer:Pernell Whitaker:000555|Pernell Whitaker]]
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*1989 - [[Pernell Whitaker]]
*1990 - [[Boxer:Evander Holyfield:000499|Evander Holyfield]]
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*1990 - [[Evander Holyfield]]
*1991 - [[Boxer:James Toney:001437|James Toney]]
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*1991 - [[James Toney]]
*1992 - [[Boxer:Riddick Bowe:001640|Riddick Bowe]]
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*1992 - [[Riddick Bowe]]
*1993 - [[Boxer:Pernell Whitaker:000555|Pernell Whitaker]]
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*1993 - [[Pernell Whitaker]]
*1994 - [[Boxer:George Foreman:000090|George Foreman]]
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*1994 - [[George Foreman]]
*1995 - [[Boxer:Oscar De La Hoya:008253|Oscar De La Hoya]]
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*1995 - [[Oscar De La Hoya]]
*1996 - [[Boxer:Evander Holyfield:000499|Evander Holyfield]]
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*1996 - [[Evander Holyfield]]
*1997 - [[Boxer:Evander Holyfield:000499|Evander Holyfield]]
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*1997 - [[Evander Holyfield]]
*1998 - [[Boxer:Shane Mosley:004952|Shane Mosley]]
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*1998 - [[Shane Mosley]]
*1999 - [[Boxer:Lennox Lewis:001853|Lennox Lewis]]
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*1999 - [[Lennox Lewis]]
*2000 - [[Boxer:Felix Trinidad:003254|Felix Trinidad]]
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*2000 - [[Felix Trinidad]]
*2001 - [[Boxer:Bernard Hopkins:001414|Bernard Hopkins]]
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*2001 - [[Bernard Hopkins]]
*2002 - [[Boxer:Vernon Forrest:009047|Vernon Forrest]]
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*2002 - [[Vernon Forrest]]
*2003 - [[Boxer:James Toney:001437|James Toney]]
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*2003 - [[James Toney]]
 
*2004 - [[Glen Johnson]]
 
*2004 - [[Glen Johnson]]
*2005 -
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*2005 - [[Ricky Hatton]]
 
*2006 - [[Manny Pacquiao]]
 
*2006 - [[Manny Pacquiao]]
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*2007 - [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]]
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*2008 - [[Manny Pacquiao]]
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*2009 - [[Manny Pacquiao]]
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*2010 - [[Sergio Gabriel Martinez]]
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*2011 - [[Andre Ward]]
  
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==Additional Links==
 
Also see: [[Boxing Writers Association of America]]
 
Also see: [[Boxing Writers Association of America]]

Revision as of 10:29, 29 April 2012

The Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year (or BWAA) Edward J. Neil Trophy was first given in 1938. The trophy was named for Edward J. Neil, an Associated Press sportswriter and war correspondent, who died of shrapnel wounds in 1938 while covering the Spanish Civil War. This award was renamed for Sugar Ray Robinson in 2009.

Additional Links

Also see: Boxing Writers Association of America