Armenian boxer Arthur Abraham (Germany), who is the reining World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight Champion and the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Middleweight Champion, has been recognized the 2014 Boxer of the Year by the Boxsport monthly magazine.
Abrahamyan received this accolade as a result of the votes by the readers of the magazine and a panel of judges.
The Armenian professional boxer received a total of 1,053 votes. He was followed by reining WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine), who received 775 votes, and current Ring Magazine World Cruiserweight Champion and IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernández (Germany), who garnered 763 votes.
In addition, Abraham’s trainer Ulli Wegner was recognized the 2014 Coach of the Year.
This is Arthur Abraham’s and Ulli Wegner’s sixth and twelfth such award, respectively.