The tallies are officially in and the voting is over for the Boxing Writers Association of America’s ‘Fighter of the Decade’ award.
The previous decade’s (2000-2010) award was won by Filipino boxing legend and icon Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao.
A fighter considered to be one of the best of his era but a man ultimately who was beaten by the other fighter considered the very, very best of his era.
Mayweather was able to overcome other candidates on the list such as Canelo Alvarez, Andre Ward, Wladmir Klitschko and Gennady Golovkin to officially win the award.
Here is what he has had to say:
Good to see common sense and fairness has prevailed here.
When one accesses the other candidates on the list, as stellar as they are and accomplished as they were in their careers — it’s hard to argue with the above decision.
Particularly considering that Floyd beat two other candidates on the list himself directly in the form of Pacquiao and Canelo.
These days Mayweather is retired as an active professional boxer but talks of another exhibition bout continue to linger in 2020.
Mayweather at this time also has a boxing promotional company in the sport known as Mayweather Promotions.
As for the next decade’s award, time will tell who proves himself as the best fighter on Earth over the next ten years come 2030.
With the sport in an extremely healthy place at this time expect the competition for 2030’s award to be more fierce than ever.