The JBF, which governs amateur boxing in Japan, saw an unsurprising MVP award being won by the excellent Ryomei Tanaka [田中亮明] who claimed a gold medal at the Rio Olympic test event last year. The fighter, the brother of WBO Minimumweight champion Kosei Tanaka (6-0, 3) [田中 恒成], really had a stand out year and is seen by some as a genuine medal contender come the Rio Olympics later this year.
Whilst we won't go through all the ward winners we would like to make a note of some of the other award winners including Middleweight Ren Umemura [梅村 錬] who won the "Effort Award" to top off a great 2015, whilst the fantastic Daisuke Narimatsu [成松大介] won the "Fighting Spirit Award".
The award ceremony will be on February 14th in Osaka.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)