Floyd best fighter according to ESPY, beats Pacquiao
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was awarded as best fighter by the 18th annual ESPY Awards on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. This was the third time that Mayweather bagged such award.
He defeated Manny Pacquiao and Canadian mixed martial arts fighter Georges St. Pierre to win his third award in the undefeated and five-division world champion Mayweather previously won the award in 2007 and 2008 before retiring in early 2009.
Pacquiao, the only boxer to win world titles in seven different weight divisions, brought home the honors in 2009 during Mayweather’s retirement.
Mayweather latest match was the impressive 12-round unanimous decision win against future Hall of Famer “Sugar" Shane Mosley on May 1.
Pacquiao last fought on March 13 where he also got a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Ghana’s Joshua Clottey.
A huge fight on November 13 is being organized by promoters of both camps following the decision of Pacquiao agreeing to take the drug testing procedure that Mayweather is demanding.
The ESPY Awards is an annual ceremony that honors the athletes’ best performances throughout the year. Fans, along with US-based sportswriters, broadcasters, sports executives and sports personalities, choose the winners among names nominated for each category.