For the third year in a row pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has been selected as the Nevada fighter of the year by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
Mayweather will accept his award on Aug. 8 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, site of the annual gala. Besides receiving his own award, Mayweather will watch as his uncle Roger Mayweather, a former world champion and one of his longtime trainers, will be inducted.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame founder and CEO Rich Marotta made the announcement on Thursday, recognizing Floyd Mayweather for his wins over Manny Pacquiao in May and in his rematch with Marcos Maidana last September.
"I appreciate the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame for selecting me as fighter of the year once again," Mayweather said. "My uncle Roger is also being inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. He was a great fighter and is a fantastic trainer who doesn't always receive the credit he deserves. It's nice for him to be recognized by the NVBHOF for his role in boxing for so many years."
Marotta also announced that the NVBHOF will honor Layla McCarter as its women's fighter of the year and Jarred Santos of the University of Nevada, Reno, as its amateur fighter of the year.
Other boxing luminaries who have confirmed they will attend are Lennox Lewis, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and the Mayweathers.