Mayweather, Golovkin go head-to-head for ESPY Best Fighter award

ESPY 25/06/2015

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 here. 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.'”

Boxing superstar GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN has also been nominated by the ESPY’s for the 2014 Fighter of the Year.

Fans can vote here. Voting closes on Wednesday, July 15 prior to the ESPY’s telecast at 8 p.m. ET.

Recognized as the world’s most dominant boxer, the middleweight world champion has compiled a record of 33-0 with 30 stoppages, a knockout percentage of 91% — the highest in middleweight division history. Golovkin has now recorded 20 straight knockouts.

“This is a great honor to be nominated by the ESPY’s for the 2014 Fighter of the Year, ” said Golovkin. “I’m very grateful for the support of my fans worldwide.”

“Gennady is the most exciting boxer in the world,” said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. “This nomination by the ESPY’s further validates the level of attention that his performances are receiving on a global level.”

In the last year Golovkin scored four knockout victories. Kicking off the balloting year was his highlight reel third round knockout of top rated challenger Daniel Geale on July 26th at Madison Square Garden.

Moving to his new home of Los Angeles for his next fight, Golovkin set an attendance record at the StubHub Center on October 18 while stopping Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round.

On February 21, Golovkin fought for the third time in Monaco, capping a brilliant performance over Martin Murray by eleventh round knockout.

Most recently Golovkin headlined at the legendary Los Angeles venue, The Forum, stopping #2 ranked challenger Willie Monroe in the sixth round on May 16 in front of over 12,000 fans.

The 2015 ESPY’s will be telecast on July 15th, LIVE on ABC from the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.

For more information on Gennady “GGG” Golovkin visit his website at www.GGGBoxing.com, follow him on Twitter at @GGGBoxing and Facebook at @GGGBoxing.

Golovkin is sponsored by EXPO 2017, the International Exposition scheduled to take place in 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Further information can be found on their website at www.expo2017astana.com