The Boxing Writers Association of America chose the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III, as the best of the year.
2021 delivered a plethora of quality and dramatic fights in certain divisions, but the BWAA analyzed all the battles and found the most recent fight between Fury and Wilder to be the best of all.
This was their third battle. The first fight was on December 1, 2018, and the fight ended in a draw. In 2020 they met for the second time, in a high caliber duel, where Fury defeated Wilder in round 7. To complete the trilogy, both boxers met at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 9, 2021, and in round 11, Wilder was defeated once again.
The 2021 BWAA Awards winners are as follows:
2021 Fighter of the Year Sugar Ray Robinson Award Winner: Canelo Alvarez
2021 Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier Fight of the Year Award Winner: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III
2021 Eddie Futch Coach of the Year Award Winner: Eddy Reynoso
Winner of the Cus D’Amato Award for Manager of the Year 2021: Eddy Reynoso
2021 Marvin Kohn Award Winner: David Diamante
2021 Barney Nagler Award Winner: Michael Buffer
2021 John McCain-Bill Crawford Award Winner: Klitschko Brothers