Kell Brook was named the Boxer of the Year at the British Boxing Board of Control awards on Friday night.
Brook has gone on to defend his belt twice this calendar year with wins over mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan as well as in an all-British showdown with Frankie Gavin in May.
However, the 29-year-old received the award after a memorable 12 months dating back to last August when he travelled to California to defeat Shawn Porter to initially claim the IBF welterweight world title.
It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Brook though, as he had to recover from a serious leg injury after being stabbed while on holiday shortly after beating Porter.
Nevertheless, he’ll be back in action next month when he takes on Diego Chaves in what should be his toughest test to date.
Although the Brit has chased a grudge match with Amir Khan, the respective parties have been unable to reach an agreement on a deal, but it is thought that they could face off next year, according to Sky Sports.
That in turn could set up a mouthwatering clash at Wembley, but it remains to be seen whether or not the fight can actually be made.
With Floyd Mayweather retiring after taking his unbeaten record to 49-0 with his win over Andre Berto this month, the throne in the welterweight division as well as boxing in general is there to be taken. Promoter Eddie Hearn has made no secret of his belief that Brook can step up and take that place, and the level of opposition continues to get tougher.