BOXING’S POUND-FOR-POUND CHAMPION
FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER EXCITED TO RECEIVE
ESPY NOMINATION FOR “BEST FIGHTER” OF 2015
(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions)
LAS VEGAS (June 24, 2015) – Twelve-time world champion and boxing’s number one attraction Floyd “Money” Mayweather continues to rack up career accolades as it was announced today that he has been nominated for the 2015 ESPY Award for “Best Fighter.” With this nomination, Mayweather has the opportunity to win his seventh “Best Fighter” ESPY and fourth in a row.
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.
Mayweather is fresh off of his historic victory in May over Manny Pacquiao in a fight that captured the attention of the world while breaking numerous records. This event generated an astounding $600 million, making it the most the most lucrative one-day sporting event in history.
In addition, Mayweather was named the world’s highest paid athlete by Forbes magazine for the second consecutive year while recently receiving the “TBE” (The Best Ever) award at Spike’s Guys Choice Awards last Thursday.
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame has also honored him as a nominee for “Fighter of the Year”, an award he has won each of the two previous years it was given out.
“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.”
Mayweather is also nominated for the BET Award for Sportsman of the Year, along with NBA stars LeBron James, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry and Seattle Seahawks NFL star Marshawn Lynch. The winner of the award will be announced this Sunday, June 28 at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.
“It doesn’t get any bigger than Floyd Mayweather,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Floyd is the number one attraction in the fight game and proved that he is one of the biggest draws in all of sports. As he and Mayweather Promotions continue to break records, we can’t thank the fans enough for their support and we encourage everyone to vote Floyd for ‘Best Fighter.'”