THE annual British Boxing Board of Control awards, held in association with this publication, are set for Friday, September 25 at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith.

Always an essential part of the boxing calendar, the night sees boxing heroes past and present mingle with fans, officials and industry insiders.

The main awards – that recognise achievements for the boxing season from August 1 to July 31 – are always keenly contested with British Fighter of the Year last going to Carl Froch with his first victory over George Groves gaining the Fight of the Year. Sergey Kovalev was recognised as the top Overseas Fighter, while old pals Anthony Crolla and John Murray picked up the Sportsmanship Award.

Funds from the evening go to the Board’s Charitable Trust, which assists boxers who, for one reason or another, may have fallen on hard times.

This year’s event has already sold more tickets at this point of the year than in previous years and there are still tickets available for an event which last year welcomed the likes of Kell Brook, Anthony Joshua and Michael Watson MBE.

Anyone interested should contact the Board’s Matt Trowbridge on 02920 367000 or