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An energy sapping test awaits the board of Boxing South Africa who must rise against sympathy and empathy when they choose genuine winners in six categories of their yearly awards.
They are chairman Dali Mpofu, Peter Ngatane, Alan Norman, Sakhiwo Sodo, Violet Magwaca and Stompie Xulu.
The ceremony will take place at Carnival City on January 25.
Journalists' nominations have already been forwarded to Loyiso Mtya. He will pick his winners and hand over his selection to his employers who will either agree or disagree with his judgment.
The categories are prospect, boxer, fight, trainer, manager and promoter of 2006.
Nominees for the prospect award are Bongani Mwelase, Ludumo Galada, Jonas Kgasago, Zolani Tete and Mlungisi Dlamini.
The first four come from the Baby Champs programme while Dlamini makes a second appearance. The fearless fighter from KwaZulu-Natal, whose skills are honed by Brendan Hulley in Gauteng, lost the race to Khotso Motau last year.
The board's mammoth task will be to choose the accomplished fighter for the most sought after boxer of the year award.
Malcolm Klassen, Tshifhiwa Munyai, Takalani Ndlovu, Thomas Mashaba and Zukisani Kwayiba are all deserving nominees.
Klassen boxed himself to stardom by winning the IBF belt from Gairy St Clair while Munyai scribbled his name in the history books.
His win for the Commonwealth belt as well as his two short-route defences in the UK earned him the International Boxer of 2006 award.
Both Mashaba and Ndlovu defeated three international warriors in defence of their IBO belts.
Fights that have been nominated for the Fight of 2006 are two nail-biting clashes between St Clair and Cassius Baloyi and St Clair vs Klassen, Mashaba vs Yober Ortega, Kwayiba vs Pumar.
The bloodbath six rounder between Peter Malinga and Welcome Ntshingila has also been nominated.