Katie Taylor and Josh Warrington announced in IBF Awards 2019

Katie Taylor and Josh Warrington named in annual IBF awards

Published On Tuesday, June 9, 2020By British Boxing News

Winners of the IBF Annual Awards for 2019

The International Boxing Federation released the following announcement after their annual convention:

"During the IBF Annual Convention we host our Awards Dinner to honor our award recipients from the previous year.

Prior to Covid-19 becoming a pandemic and basically shutting down the world to slow the spread, we had already chosen our award recipients for 2019. We had to abruptly stop our plans in progress for the convention and eventually reschedule it for next year. However, we felt that we could still honor our award recipients for 2019, give them the recognition they deserve and bring one of the most anticipated moments of our annual convention into everyone’s home.

Please enjoy the first IBF Video Awards Ceremony! Just follow this link to the IBF Boxing YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/tNfC1M1mb4g"


IBF Award recipients for 2019

Jersey Joe Walcott – Errol Spence, Jr.

The Jersey Joe Walcott award is the highest honor awarded to a male boxer by the IBF for his accomplishments in the ring. Spence won his IBF World Welterweight tile in May 2017 and has defended his title successfully four times since then.


Female Fighter of the Year – Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor became the IBF Lightweight Female World Champion in April of 2018 beating Victoria Bustos for the title. Taylor has defended her IBF title 5 times since then and is being recognized for her achievements as an IBF Champion.


Three or More Successful Defenses – Recipients are awarded an IBF Champion Ring

Artur Beterbiev

Marie-Eve DiCaire

Moruti Mthlane

Claressa Shields

Josh Warrington


Fight of the Year

IBF– Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire

Female – Katie Taylor vs. Delphine Persoon

Intercontinental – Shakur Stevenson vs. Christopher Diaz 

USBA – Teofimo Lopez vs. Diego Magdaleno

International – Daniele Scardina vs. Ilias Achergui

Continental Africa – Phila Mpontshana VS. Khanyile Bulana

Pan Pacific/Asia Oceania –  Brock Jarvis vs. Ernesto Saulong


Most Active Promoter

IBF – Top Rank

Female – Matchroom Boxing & Group Yvon Michel

USBA – Top Rank & DiBella Entertainment

International – OPI Since 82

Pan Pacific – Jimmy’s Boxing

Continental Africa – Rumble Africa Boxing Promotions

Australasian – Ace Boxing

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