Originally Posted by BIGPOPPAPUMP
The BWAA award dinner is usually partnered with the promoter of the Fighter of The Year. Last year Dan Goossen sponsored the dinner because Andre Ward go the award. This year Top Rank will probably do it because of Donaire. When Mayweather got the award a few years back, Golden Boy rented a very expensive hall for the awards dinner.
SO that means the BWAA partnered their event with Top Rank 4 out of the last 7 years(including this year). Not a bad ratio.
Mayweather had beaten DLH in the biggest PPV fight in history which did about 2.4 million PPV sales, he also defeated Hatton who was undefeated, so his FOTY was expected in 2007.
As for their actual awards, i haven't seen material that went after TR as the stuff that called out GBP.
Even though i admit Ring is owned by GBP. If they wanted to be blatantly biased they could have given their award to a guy in their stable as Danny Garcia or Robert Guerrero.