The Nominees For 2018 cboxinginfo.com North Carolina Boxing Awards (As Selected By The Fans)
Team Payne Boxing Nominated for Several NC Boxing Awards
Payne Boxing and several of its team members have been nominated for the "Cboxinginfo.com 2018 NC Boxing Awards". Over 1500 fans voted on the various categories and the overall winners will be announced live at cboxinginfo.com on January 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. Payne Boxing team members receiving nominations include:
Gardner Payne/Payne Boxing -- Manager of the Year
Kelvin King -- Fighter of the Year
Marcos Escudero vs Brad Stevens -- Fight of the Year
Round 1 Kelvin King vs. Dereck Hyatt -- Round of the Year
Jose Ibarra -- Newcomer of the Year Kelvin King -- Newcomer of the Year
Jose Ibarra -- Prospect of the Year
Kelvin King -- Prospect of the Year
Hustle Hands -- Inspirational of the Year (Hustle Hands is a Corporate Partner with Payne Boxing)
Full list of nominees is below.
Raleigh, North Carolina (December 28) – I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!! The North Carolina boxing fans have spoken, and we are delighted by the amazing and overwhelming participation in the 2nd annual cboxinginfo.com North Carolina boxing awards.
Last year we had over 300 votes from all over the state of North Carolina. This year, we received over 1500 votes, so we are proud to present your Nominees for the 2018 cboxinginfo.com North Carolina Boxing awards.
Thank you to all of the fans who participated in the vote, and thank you for your continued support of the sweet science in North Carolina. The fans’ contributions are the key ingredient to ensure and assist fighters, trainers, managers, gyms, and promoters will take North Carolina Boxing to a new level in 2018.
Thank you to all of the fighters, who risk their lives and make sacrifices, so fans can be entertained, promoters can promote, managers can manage, and trainers can teach.
Thank you to the North Carolina Boxing commission for providing an opportunity for men and women across the state to pursue their dreams, taking the safety of the participants seriously, and governing and growing the sport in the state of North Carolina.
The 2018 WINNERS will be announced Live Monday, January 1, 2019, at 10:00 AM EST via live stream on cboxinginfo.com's social media. If you are not following us, please add @cboxinginfo to your social media lists on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Without further ado, the 2018 nominees for the cboxinginfo.com North Carolina Boxing Awards are as follows:
Fighter of the Year Donnie Marshall JacQuan Townes Michael Williams Jr. Kelvin King Stevie Massey
Fight of the Year Noel Echeverria vs Jairo Vargas UNBC Lightweight Championship Lei’D Tapa vs Monika Harrison Michael Williams Jr vs Stephon McIntyre Marcos Escudero vs Brad Stevens
Trainer of the Year Roy Jones Jr Adam Esposito Don Turner Remy Fullwood Tim Gregory Santos Ramirez Ricky Rainey Johnny “skip” Crumpler
Round of the Year Round 8 Noel Echeverria vs Jairo Vargas UNBC Lightweight Championship Round 1 Kelvin King vs. Dereck Hyatt Round 2 Michael Williams Jr vs Justin Rainier
Manager of the Year Swan Davis Paul Marrinacio Gardner Payne*** Michael Williams Sr Cameron Harvey*** Brian Lee***
Newcomer of the Year Michael Williams Jr Kelvin King Jose Ibarra Lei’D Tapa Khalil Smoot
Promoter of the Year LaVonda Stacy-Earley Christy Martin
Prospect of the Year Michael Williams Jr Jose Ibarra Stevie Massey Kelvin King Quintin Rankin LaVonte Earley
Event of the Year Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions Nov 17 Christy Martin Promotions Feb 23
Most Inspirational Let’s Make It Happen Together Inc Coach Kedar Massey Chris Williams Hustle Hands Carrie Flock