Floyd Mayweather, who announced his retirement last year, has received another prestigious award which he has won twice in the past. Mayweather was voted the 2015 Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year after the Boxing Writers Association of America announced balloting results.
Following his 2007 and 2013 win, he has also won the 2015 award on the strength of his unanimous decision victory over his longtime rival Manny Pacquiao, a three-time BWAA fighter of the year in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
The prestigious award has been previously won by Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard and Evander Holyfield.
Mayweather defeated Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas to clinch welterweight world titles and also crown himself as the best fighter of his generation in what was the richest fight in boxing history. The event surpassed boxing revenue records, including selling 4.6 million pay-per-views and generating some $600 million. Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) then easily outpointed former welterweight titlist Andre Berto in September and announced his retirement.
Mayweather, along with the other award winners, will be recognized at the 91st annual BWAA awards gala in the spring on a date and at a location to be announced.