Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is already having an incredible 2015, but it has just gotten better as the pound for pound best has recently learned of his nomination for this year’s “Best Fighter” ESPY – ESPN’s annual award show dedicated to the year in sports.
It is hard to argue against Floyd winning this award, despite having only fought once this year. Regardless, it was the biggest victory of his career. In fact, it was a bigger victory than any active fighter has ever earned.
After years of political hang-ups, the fight of the century took place between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. And, in traditional Mayweather style, he thoroughly dominated Pacquiao.
Recently, Forbes named Mayweather “world’s highest paid athlete” for the second year in a row.
All of these accolades are significant, but perhaps most significant is his reputation in boxing today. Many will argue Floyd’s claim to being “The Greatest of All Time,” but there is no argument that such a discussion is warranted. This is evident by the “Fighter of the Year” award he received from the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
Floyd is staying humble and doesn’t consider one accomplishment above the other, saying that he is proud of his ESPY nomination.
“It’s been a another great year for me and my team and I’m very appreciative to be nominated for this award,” said Mayweather. “My fans have helped get me to this position in my career, and their support hasn’t gone unnoticed.”
Fans can vote not at http://espn.go.com/espys/2015/. Voting closes on Wednesday, July 15 prior to the ESPY’s telecast at 8 p.m. ET.