Mayweather to be honored as Male Fighter of the Year by the NVBHOF
Floyd Mayweather has been voted Male Fighter of the Year by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame for the third time. THE RING pound for pound champion, who also won the award in 2013 and 2014, will be honored at the annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala on Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace.
Mayweather’s sole bout of 2015 was a convincing unanimous decision victory over Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao. The welterweight title fight smashed all financial records, with Mayweather earning upwards of $200 million in prize money after generating 4.4 million pay-per-view buys. The reigning welterweight and junior middleweight titleholder is due to fight again on September 12.
“I appreciate the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame for selecting me as Fighter of the Year,” said Floyd Mayweather. “My uncle Roger is also being inducted. He was a great fighter, and he’s a fantastic trainer who doesn’t always receive the credit he deserves. It’s nice for him to be recognized by the NVBHOF for his role in boxing for so many years.”
NVBHOF Founder and CEO Rich Marotta also announced that the NVBHOF will honor Layla McCarter as its Female Fighter of the Year and Jarred Santos of the University of Nevada, Reno, as its amateur Fighter of the Year.
A number of the great former champions will attend the ceremony. Among the big names who have confirmed are Lennox Lewis, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
Remaining Tickets for the event are $300, $175 and $75 and are fully tax deductible as the NVBHOF is an IRS 501 ┬® 3 charity. They can be purchased online at the Hall’s website, nvbhof.com. Donations are also accepted at http://nvbhof.com.
Tom Gray is a member of the British Boxing Writers’ Association and has contributed to various publications. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing