The 87th annual Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Awards Dinner will be streamed live and for free on www.gfl.tv
The awards dinner will take place from the Copacabana in New York City and some of the greatest boxers in the world will be honored. Heading the program will be the awarding of the 2011 Fighter of the year to World Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward.
Ward had a stellar 2011 as he won the coveted World Boxing Classic with a terrific performance over Carl Froch in December.
Also in attendance will be WBC Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko who will be presented James A. Farley Honesty and Integrity Award. Klitschko and brother Wladimir are more than just world champions as they are true gentlemen and have done massive amounts of charity work all over the world.
Future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins will receive a special recognition for his breathtaking win over Jean Pascal last May to become the oldest man ever to win a world championship.
Hopkins’ good friend, Dewey Bozella receive the Bill Crawford Award for overcoming adversity.
Bozella spent twenty-five years in prison for a murder he did not commit only to make a successful pro debut at age fifty-two.
Ward’s trainer Virgil Hunter will pick up the Eddie Futch trainer of the year.
Delvin Rodriguez & Pawel Wolak will be on hand to receive the Fight of the Year from their scintillating fight that was ruled a draw last July in New York.
All of those great figures plus many other big names in boxing will be there and all will appear on the webcast for exclusive interviews.
“This is defiantly the biggest night in the sport & Jack Hirsch and his organization put on a great event every year”, said gfl.tv Director of Boxing Acquisitions and host of the live webcast Marc Abrams.
“To have all of these great fighters and personalities being honored and present and under one roof is great. This is the top of the sport and to have everyone from up and coming Superstars like Andre Ward to men who have done it in Bernard Hopkins and Vitali Klitschko is something the fans around the world will really enjoy. This truly is the Academy Awards of boxing”