Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather have been nominated for “Best Fighter Award” (boxing) in ESPN’s annual search for outstanding athletes in different sports categories.

Pacquiao and Mayweather were joined by WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward, who is listed No. 2 in the Rings Top 10 pound-for-pound rating. Mayweather is ranked No.1 in the Ring rating while Pacquiao, who dominated the pound-for-pound rating before his stunning loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, is now ranked No.4 in the list.

Aside from being nominated Best Fighter, Mayweather is also in contention for the Best Athlete of the year award. Mayweather has received close to 40 major sports awards from different sports awarding bodies in his amateur and professional career while Pacquiao garnered about two dozens major awards in his professional career… see more

source: digitaljournal