World Boxing Association

ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER HISTORY 1997-2000

By WBA 03/03/2009

AWARD 1997 1998 1999 2000
BOXER OF THE YEAR EVANDER HOLYFIELD ROY JONES, Jr FELIX TRINIDAD  
FIGHT OF THE YEAR FINITO ROSENDO ALVAREZ VS. RICHARD “FINITO” LOPEZ PAULIE AYALA VS. JOHNNY TAPIA FELIX TRINIDAD VS. FERNANDO VARGAS
LEGEND   LARRYHOLME   MICHAEL SPINKS
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR DON KING DON KING PROMOTIONS DON KING MURAD MUHAMMAD / DAN GOOSEN
OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR MITCH HALPERN /FERNANDO VISO STANLEY CHRISTADOULOU MITCH HALPERN  
MANAGER OF THE YEAR        
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR        
COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR        
TRAINER OF THE YEAR LOU DUVA /DON TURNER     FELIX TRINIDAD SR.
NETWORK OF THE YEAR SHOWTIME SHOWTIME SHOWTIME/  HBO  
SITE OF THE YEAR   BALLY’S PARK PLACE CASINO RESORT PARK PLACE ENTERTAINMENT  
COME BACK OF THE YEAR       VIRGIL HILL
COMMISSION OF THE YEAR NEVADA      
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT        
ABUELA DEL AÑO        
SPONSOR OF THE YEAR        
BOXER OF THE DECADE     ROY JONES JR.  
ANNOUNCER OF THE YEAR JIMMY LENNON, Jr   JIMMY LENNON, Jr JIMMY LENNON, Jr
SPORTS WRITER OF THE YEAR        
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR        
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK        
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR DANA JAMISON / BOB GOOD MAN CELIA TUCKMAN   BOBBY GOODMAN
PROSPECT OF THE YEAR DAVID REID      
COMMISSIONER SHIGERU HOJIMA      
MENTION PROMOTER AKIHIKO HONDA      
NEWEST CHAMPION   DAVID REID    
WBANA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION   JOHN RUIZ    
CURRENT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION   EVANDER HOLYFIELD   JOHNNY RUIZ
SUPER LAWYERS   PETER FLEMING, Jr /CHARLES LOMAX/ WILLIAM MURPHY, Jr    
PROMOTER OF THE MILLENIUM       DON KING
BOXER OF THE MILLENIUM       ROY JONES JR.