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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 - [[Jack Dempsey]]
 
*1938 - [[Jack Dempsey]]
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*1943 - Boxers in all branches of the armed forces
 
*1943 - Boxers in all branches of the armed forces
 
*1944 - [[Benny Leonard]]
 
*1944 - [[Benny Leonard]]
*1945 - James J. Walker
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*1945 - [[James J. Walker]]
 
*1946 - [[Tony Zale]]
 
*1946 - [[Tony Zale]]
 
*1947 - [[Gus Lesnevich]]
 
*1947 - [[Gus Lesnevich]]
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*1974 - [[Muhammad Ali]]
 
*1974 - [[Muhammad Ali]]
 
*1975 - [[Muhammad Ali]] and [[Joe Frazier]]
 
*1975 - [[Muhammad Ali]] and [[Joe Frazier]]
*1976 - [[Howard Davis, Jr.]], [[Leo Randolph]], [[Sugar Ray Leonard]], [[Leon Spinks]] and [[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 - [[Ken Norton]]
 
*1977 - [[Ken Norton]]
 
*1978 - [[Larry Holmes]]
 
*1978 - [[Larry Holmes]]
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*2005 - [[Ricky Hatton]]
 
*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 18:29, 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