Donaire-Juarez scrap gets Fight of the Year nomination
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 22, 2015 09:35 PM
(Photo by Nicole Sarmiento)
The Boxing Writers Association of America or BWAA has included the thrilling WBO Super Bantamweight title bout between Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Cesar Juarez as one of the nominees for the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier award Fight of the Year.
The 12-round affair which took place December 11th in Puerto Rico saw Donaire claim a decision win over Juarez to once again hold a world championship belt.
The BWAA holds a yearly awards banquet where in they recognize the year’s best fighters, fights, trainers, and more.
Other nominees for Fight of the Year include Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov, Krzysztof Glowacki vs. Marco Huck, Francisco Vargas vs. Takashi Miura, Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares Andrzej Fonfara vs. Nathan Cleverly.