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Golovkin claims hat-trick of WBN FOTY awards with huge landslide

Phil Jay 05/01/2016

Gennady Golovkin has secured an unprecedented third World Boxing News Fighter of the Year Award in a row following a massive victory in the 2015 vote.

The 33 year-old middleweight king picked up over 9300 (94%) of the 9900 plus votes cast by readers of the WBN website to add the 2015 award to his previous wins in 2013 and 2014.

‘GGG’ has never lost an open poll since bursting onto the scene three years ago and will now be presented with a special award for what is a remarkable achievement by the formidable Kazakh puncher.

WBN FOTY 2015 vote

In 2015, Golovkin defeated Martin Murray, Willie Monroe Jr and David Lemieux to further unify the 160 pound division and cement his place amongst the best fighters in the world.

Gololvkin is also neck and neck with HBO PPV co-feature star Roman Gonzalez in the bid to take Floyd Mayweather’s P4P crown when the American finally drops from the rankings in September 2016. The only way Mayweather could retain his place as number one is by announcing a comeback fight before the September 12 cut-off date.

From the other 600 votes cast, heavyweight ruler and new P4P entrant Tyson Fury had around 200, whilst Mayweather, Gonzalez, James DeGale and WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez all earned around 100 each.

Terence Crawford, Sergey Kovalev, Danny Garcia and Danny Jacobs were the other nominees involved in the process.