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Donaire, Marquez, Bradley To Appear At April 11 BWAA Dinner

BY The Sweet Science ON March 28, 2013
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bwaa logo cropNEW YORK (March 28, 2013) - A star-studded list of world champions, past and present, as well as many other boxing dignitaries have committed to attending the 88th annual Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) awards dinner on Thursday evening, April 11 at Capitale in New York City.

Limited tickets remain on sale, priced at $200.00 per person, $150.00 for BWAA members. Tables of 10 are available to purchase for $2,000.00. A limited number of special VIP tickets are also available for $400.00 per person and $4,000.00 for a table of 10. VIP tickets include premium seat at dinner, photo opportunity with honorees, and a special VIP gift. Credit card (Mastercard, Visa and American Express), PayPal, check and money order payments must be received no later than April 4, 2013. Checks should be payable to the BWAA and mailed to Boxing Writers Association of America, PO Box 153, Rockaway Park, NY 11694.

In addition to 2012 honorees such as Fighter of the Year, Nonito Donaire, and Fight of the Year winner, Juan Manuel Marquez, a virtual Who's Who of boxing will be guests at the Apr. 11 gala affair. "The way things are starting to unfold this could be the best BWAA dinner in years" an excited BWAA president Jack Hirsch reported. "Every day it seems like another high profile star has committed to attend. Our growing lineup includes Roy Jones,Timothy Bradley, Ruslan Provodnikov, Paulie Malignaggi, Steve Cunningham, Bob Arum, and Jim Lampley. We have also reached out to a major television star that is a big fight fan. She has expressed interest in attending if her schedule permits."

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2012 BWAA Award Winners

Nonito Donaire                                                 The Sugar Ray Robinson Award     Fighter of the Year

Robert Garcia                                                  The Eddie Futch Award                   Trainer of the Year

Juan Manuel Marguez - Manny Pacquiao IV   The Ali-Frazier Award                      Fight of the Year

Al Haymon                                                       The Cus D'Amato Award                  Manager of the Year

Kathy Duva & Bruce Trampler                         The Barney Nagler Award               Long & Meritorious Service

Steve Farhood                                                 The Marvin Kohn Award                  Good Guy

Danny Jacobs                                                  The Bill Crawford Award                 Courage Overcoming Adversity

Peter Finney                                                     The A.J. Liebling Award                   Outstanding Boxing Writer

Dave Kindred                                                    The Nat Fleischer Award                 Excellence In Boxing Journalism

Max Kellerman                                                  The Sam Taub Award                       Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

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Bernie Awards for boxing writing winners will also be presented. A silent auction will be held. Individuals and companies may send items to be auctioned to Andriolo Communications, 1215 76th St., Brooklyn, NY 11228. Those donating items for the Silent Auction will be listed in the event journal and may display their business cards or promotional material on the Silent Auction table.

Cocktails are available at 6:00 p.m. ET, followed at 7:30 p.m. ET by dinner and the awards ceremony.

For further information to online to www.bwaa.org, call or email Gina Andriolo, Event Coordinator at 917.312.6418/ginaandcom@aol.com or Jack Hirsch, BWAA President, at 516.790.7592/ajhirsch5@aol.com.

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