Results: WBO Convention Awards Gala at the Hotel El Panama in Panama City.
The final day of the 31st annual WBO Boxing Convention concluded Thursday, November 1 at 8 AM.
There was an awards ceremony and a Gala Dinner to close out the event.
Following is a list of the awards that were dispersed:
WBO Fight of the Year
Sho Kimura vs. Kosei Tanaka
WBO Female Fight of Year
Arely Muciño vs. Maria Salinas
WBO Female Fighter of the Year and Super Champion
WBO KO of The Year
Ángel ‘Tito’ Acosta 1st-round KO to Abraham Rodriguez
WBO Fighter of The Year
WBO Upset of The Year
Eleider Alvarez TKO’s Sergey Kovalev
1. Brian ‘Bo Mac’ McIntyre – Gordy Volkman Award for Outstanding Trainer
2. Eddie Hearn – The New Generation Award for Outstanding Promotions During 2018
3. Masayuki Ito v. Christopher “Pitufo” Díaz – for Outstanding Fight
4. Crawford, Montiel y Tanaka – Triple Crown Award for Winning WBO World Titles in Three Weight Divisions
5. Kosei Tanaka – Super Champion Belt – For Winning WBO World Titles in Three Weight Divisions
6. Promoter of The Year US – Bob Arum
7. Promoter of The Year Europe – Frank Warren
8. Oscar De La Hoya – Trailblazer Award for Ground Breaking Fight Series Transmitted Via Facebook Watch
9. Special Recognition to Rosa Volante – First female WBO World Champion
10. Special Recognition Ahikiko Honda promoter Japan
11. Raja Amasheh First Female Fighter World Champion of The Middle East
12. Dariusz Michalczewski 22 titles defenses at Light Heavyweight Division
13. Ivan Calderón – Commitment to the Youth Boxing Program. WBO Two division Champion
14. Acelino Freites – WBO Two division World Champion
15. Arthur Grigorian – Former WBO World Lightweight Champion who defended his word title 17 times
16. Jaime Munguia – Devasting Knockout Puncher
*Next year’s WBO Convention is scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan.