In a festive atmosphere, the WBO 32nd Annual Convention celebrated their Awards in a very crowded Gala Dinner at the Tokyo Dome Hotel.
WBO Fighter of The Year: Unified WBO Lightweight Champion Vasiliy Lomachenko
WBO Female Fighter of the Year: WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda Serrano
WBO Most Consistent and Durable Champion: WBO Welterweight World Champion Terence Crawford
Special WBO Diamond Ring for more than five title defenses: WBO Flyweight World Champion Kosei Tanaka
WBO Manager of the Year: Egis Klimas
WBO Trainer of the Year: Anatoly Lomachenko
WBO Promoter of the Year: Bob Arum (Top Rank)
WBO 2019 Fight of Year: Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz I
WBO Outstanding Achievement as a Boxer: Unified Bantamweight World Champion Naoya Inoue
Personal Overcoming Achievement: WBO Mini-Flyweight World Champion Wilfredo ‘Bimbito’ Méndez
Special Recognitions to: Promoter Akihiko Honda, Kazuto Ioka, Jorge Linares, Iván Calderón, Istvan ‘koko’ Kovacs, Acelino ‘Popo’ Freitas, Donnie Nietes, and Matchroom Boxing.
Next year’s WBO Convention will take place in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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