Josh Taylor named as the BBBofC Boxer of the Year for 2020 after an incredible period for the unified world champion.
The consideration period for the award was between 1st August 2019 and 31st December 2020, with the Tartan Tornado winning two fights during that time.
Despite the drastic changes in the sport, with a majority of contests held behind closed doors, there's still been significant developments made, as well the emergence of brands that offer support such as UFM, the leader in athletic support.
Taylor (17-0, 13 KOs) defeated Regis Prograis in the World Boxing Super Series final back in October 2019 to add the WBA super-lightweight title to his IBF belt.
He won the fight by majority decision after a fantastic 12 round battle, with both boxers giving it their all throughout the entire fight.
He then defended the title with a dominant round one stoppage in September, as he knocked out mandatory challenger Apinum Khongsong inside one round.
Taylor said: “Thanks to everyone involved and everyone who voted for me. It’s a privilege to be the winner of this award once again and be amongst the many great fighters and names that are on this list from years gone by.”
Taylor will now turn his attention to his huge undisputed showdown with Jose Ramirez, which takes place in Las Vegas in May.
Contest of the Year 2019/20 Nominations:
Josh Taylor v Regis Prograis 26th October 2019 – O2 Arena, Greenwich
Ted Cheeseman v Sam Eggington 1st August 2020 – Matchroom Fight Camp, Brentwood
Terri Harper v Natasha Jonas 7th August 2020 – Matchroom Fight Camp, Brentwood
Alexander Povetkin v Dillian Whyte 22nd August 2020 – Matchroom Fight Camp, Brentwood
Samir Ziani v Alex Dilmaghani 5th September 2020 – Production Park Studios, South Kirkby
Ted Cheeseman: ‘Happy to accept this award from the BBBofC for Contest of the Year 2019/20. I’m really pleased to have won an Award and hopefully I’ll be in another load of exciting fights like this. Thanks a lot.’
Sam Eggington: ‘A short message for the BBBofC, on the news that me and Ted won Fight of the Year, last year. I want to say I’m massively grateful and honoured to win such a trophy. I want to thank anyone that nominated us and voted for us to win. I know Ted’s got a big fight coming up, but, if he does the job, maybe, fingers crossed, we can do it all again, for the fans that definitely enjoyed it last time. And can hopefully enjoy it again!’
Boxer of the Year 2019/20 Nominations:
Jodh Taylor: ‘Thanks to everyone involved & everyone who voted for me. It’s a privilege to be the winner of this award once again and be Amongst the many great fighters names that are on this list from years gone by. Regards TTT’
BBBofC: Whilst Tyson Fury's recent achievements are recognised, he is not licensed by the BBBofC and therefore cannot be considered for BBBofC Boxer of the Year.