Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Robert Guerrero & Bill Caplan All To Receive Prestigious BWAA Awards
LOS ANGELES, January 25 – Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) is pleased to congratulate Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Bill Caplan on their being named 2010 Boxing Writers Association of America award recipients for the Ali-Frazier Fight of the Year Award, the Bill Crawford Award for “Courage in Overcoming Adversity” and the Marvin Kohn “Good Guy” Award respectively.
The December 11, 2010 battle between WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan and then WBA Super Lightweight Interim World Champion Marcos “Chino” Maidana had fans on the edges of their seats for 12 stirring rounds. The fight saw Maidana battle through a first round knockdown and a dominant early-rounds performance by Khan when the Argentine closed the gap in the late rounds. Khan displayed some fortitude of his own in surviving a vicious tenth round onslaught by Maidana in which the British star looked to be on the brink of being knocked out. Khan survived and came out swinging in the eleventh and twelfth round sealing the unanimous decision victory in an instant classic.
The moving story of former Two-Division World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, who returned to the ring in April after taking time off to care for his wife Casey as she battled and overcame cancer, was inspiring to all and earned him the Bill Crawford Award for “Courage in Overcoming Adversity.”
GBP’s Hall of Fame publicist Bill Caplan is not only known for his 40 plus years of experience in boxing publicityand having worked with virtually every major fighter over the years, but also for his friendly demeanor and undying dedication to the sport. All of those were factors in him earning the Marvin Kohn “Good Guy” Award from the.
“On behalf of Golden Boy Promotions, I’d like to congratulate Amir, Marcos, Robert and Bill on their awards, while thanking the BWAA for recognizing their efforts,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Watching Khan vs. Maidana was one of the highlights of my time in boxing, as it captured all the elements that make this sport great…drama, skill, action, changes in momentum and courage. Both men should be very proud of their performances. When I think of courage and perseverance, I always refer to Robert and Casey Guerrero as they have survived an ordeal that would break most people, yet they’ve done it with smiles and a willingness to share their story which is more than admirable. When it comes to good guys in boxing, there is no one more deserving of this award than Bill Caplan. Bill has always been a class act in a sport that can use as many as it can get. Again, congratulations to all of the BWAA award winners from the Golden Boy family.”
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