WBC: Mayweather top boxer of 2005

04.01.06 - World Boxing Council 2005 awards - Boxer of the Year: Floyd Mayweather Jr
Boxer of the Year Honorary Mention: Jermain Taylor (United States).
Other nominees were: Winky Wright (USA), Thomasz Adamek (Poland), Marco Antonio Barrera (Mexico), and Jorge "Travieso" Arce (Mexico)..

Fight of the Year: Josť Luis Castillo (Mexico), vs. Diego Corrales (USA) I.
Most Dramatic Fight of the Year: Erik Morales (Mexico), vs. Manny Pacquiao (Philippines), I.
Other nominated bouts were: Thomasz Adamek (Poland) vs. Paul Briggs (Australia); Jesus Chavez (Mexico) vs. Carlos Hernandez (El Salvador); Jorge Arce (Mexico) vs. Hussein Hussein (Australia) I.

Most Active Champion of the Year: Jorge "Travieso" Arce (Mexico).
Champion Revelation of the Year: Thomasz Adamek (Poland)
Knockout of the Year: Brian Viloria (USA) vs. Eric Ortiz (Mexico).
The other fight nominated Knockout of the Year was Marco Antonio Barrera (Mexico) vs. Mzonke Fana (South Africa).

Female Boxer of the Year: Laila Ali (USA).

The World Boxing Council will present these awards during the celebration of the NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS to be held in Cancun, Mexico, from January 28 to 31, 2006.

The WBC is very proud of the support given to Filipino boxer Alvin Felisilda by the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation, especially OPBF President Frank Quill, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nasser Cruz, and ring official Bruce McTavish, and the Philippines Boxing Commission.

Felisilda was injured in a fight in Kobe, Japan, in November, 2003, and underwent brain surgery, but has recovered and is now ready to support himself. The OPBF provided monthly pension payments to Felisilda during his recovery. Felisilda's manager, Leonil Lazarito, recently corresponded with the OPBF and told them that Felisilda needed a public utility vehicle to use as a taxi, and the OPBF has now purchased one for him.

This is the way that the WBC and its affiliated confederations work in boxing, not only sanctioning fights, but giving service and assistance to boxers in need.

Article posted on 04.01.2006

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