Report/Photographs: Boxing Bob Newman
The 52nd annual NABF conference got here to an in depth with the annual awards banquet on Saturday night time on the Paris resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a vigorous cocktail hour, company have been ushered into the eating room for the banquet and awards.
The recognitions started with NABF president Duane Ford recognizing a promoter who he had satisfied to go away his New York workplace and transfer to Las Vegas a long time in the past. That promoter was none aside from High Rank’s Bob Arum. Arum remains to be in London resulting from his involvement within the now postponed feminine world title battle double header. However Bob did ship a video message thanking President Ford and your entire NABF group for his or her help and robust partnership over the previous 50+ years.
Awards and recognitions included:
Matchmaker of the Yr: Brad Goodman
Appreciation Award: Abraham Ibarra
Appreciation Award: Tommy Ashy
Appreciation Award: NEXTFIGHTUP Promotions
Fee of the Yr: California
Promoter of the Yr: Eye of Tiger Promotions
Government Officer of the Yr: Andy Foster
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dave Moretti
Fighter of the Yr: Arslanbek Makhmudov
Appreciation Award: El Tigre Promotions
4th Spherical White Cane Award: Chris Migliore
Management Award: David Sutherland
The awards have been offered earlier than dinner was served, guaranteeing the company had labored up a superb urge for food!
It had been three years because the NABF household had convened and it was evident by how a lot affection was expressed amongst the delegates. No phrase on doable locales for subsequent yr’s gathering, nevertheless it’s sure that members of the NABF household are counting the times!