In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s second consecutive Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame “Fighter of the Year” award.
Among many award recipients, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will receive the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Fighter of the Year” distinction for 2013 on May 1.
Fans selected the undefeated Kazakhstani KO-machine from a crowded field of contenders for 2013’s highest individual honor. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Fighter of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]
RING junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire spoke with RingTV.com’s Ryan Songalia about holding his next opponent, WBA beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux, to his promise to undergo VADA testing and their anticipated April 13 showdown in New York City.
Fans voted Nonito Donaire, who blazed an impressive trail in 2012 by fighting four significant bouts and committing to year-around random drug testing, the Fighter of the Year on RingTV.coms year-end award poll.
Readers voted Andre Ward the Fighter of the Year by a wide margin in RingTV.com’s final year-end award poll. The undefeated super middleweight won the Super Six Cup, unified WBA and WBC belts and earned THE RING’s vacant title in 2011.