The 88th annual awards banquet of the Boxing Writers Association of America will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Capitale in New York City. The excitement is building each day as the countdown has already begun to what is considered the Academy Awards of the sport.
The buzz surrounding the event is even greater this year: BWAA’s 2012 "Fighter of the Year," Nonito Donaire is scheduled to box Guillermo Rigondeaux at Radio City Music Hall just two nights later. Donaire has confirmed his attendance at the BWAA event, as has Juan Manuel Marquez who will be flying in from Mexico to receive his award as a participant in the 2012 "Fight of the Year" with Manny Pacquiao. Donaire and Marquez head an impressive list of honorees, but the non- honorees who will be at Capitale that evening are equally as impressive. Among them will be Roy Jones, Timothy Bradley, Ruslan Provodnikov, Paul Malignaggi, Steve Cunningham, Bob Arum, and Jim Lampley.
BWAA members: please call attention to the event and the availability of tickets in your publications as you deem appropriate. Ticket information is at bwaa.org.