As we come to the end of 2020 the vote by the Boxing Writers Association of America for the famed ‘Fighter of the Decade’ award is quickly drawing upon us.
The winner of the last decade’s award was Manny Pacquiao.
Something retired boxer Floyd Mayweather still widely disputes.
This decade’s nominees include Mayweather and Pacquiao again but also Andre Ward, Canelo Alvarez and Wladimir Klitschko.
Ahead of the vote coming up soon Floyd Mayweather has posted the following on Instagram a short time ago:
“First I want to congratulate every other athlete on this list and second I am honored to have accomplished such record breaking numbers. No disrespect to anyone but I did these numbers really in 5 years due to a couple of layoffs and with NO endorsements. I never wanted an endorsement deal from anyone because my vision was always to be my own boss and have no obligations to anyone. So I started my own promotion company and own brand (TMT) in which we are continuing to grow and soon will be the endorsers. You can say what you want about Floyd Mayweather but the numbers and accolades don’t lie. This is truly about hard work and dedication and knowing your worth.”
Realistically, you’d have to think Mayweather will walk this award rather easily.
Given the fact he beat two of the members on the list in Pacquiao and Canelo.
While Klitschko and Ward’s resumes are also stellar, it’s hard to see how they surpass Mayweather’s accomplishments in the sport.
Whatever you think about him, in fairness.
For an update on the award over the holidays on the award you can follow the Boxing Writers Association of America on Twitter here: