Manny Pacquiao has been voted fighter of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of America after a dominating win over Oscar De La Hoya.
Joe Calzaghe was runner-up, but voted manager of the year
Tuesday for guiding his own career. The undefeated former super
middleweight champion recently retired.
Pacquiao won three times in 2008, highlighted by his stoppage of
De La Hoya. Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, was a voted trainer
of the year, the third time he has won the award.
The super batamweight rubber match between Israel Vazquez and
Rafael Marquez was chosen fight of the year. Vazquez won the fight
by split decision.
The awards will be presented at the annual BWAA dinner June 12
in New York.