Best Fighter ESPY Award

Best Fighter ESPY Award

The Best Fighter ESPY Award (ESPY means Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) was created by the cable television network ESPN and has been presented annually since 2007 to the professional or amateur boxer or mixed martial arts fighter, irrespective of nationality, gender, weight class, or sanctioning body or league, adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year. The award subsumed the Best Boxer ESPY Award, limited exclusively to boxers, which was presented between 1993 and 2006, inclusive.

Balloting for the award is undertaken by fans over the Internet from between three and five choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee, and the award is conferred in July to reflect performance and achievement over the preceding twelve months.

List of winners

Year Winner Fighter Nation represented Sport Sanctioning body or league Weight class
represented or contested
Other nominations
2007 Floyd Mayweather Jr United States Boxing Not applicable Welterweight Puerto Rico, boxing)

mixed martial arts)
United States, mixed martial arts)
Philippines, boxing)

2008 Floyd Mayweather Jr United States Boxing Not applicable Welterweight
Junior middleweight
boxing)

United States, boxing)
United States, boxing)
mixed martial arts)

2009 Manny Pacquiao Philippines Boxing Not applicable Super featherweight
Lightweight
Welterweight
boxing)

mixed martial arts)
mixed martial arts)

2010 Floyd Mayweather Jr United States Boxing Not applicable Welterweight Philippines, boxing)

mixed martial arts)

2011 Manny Pacquiao Philippines Boxing Not applicable Welterweight boxing)

mixed martial arts)
boxing)
mixed martial arts)

2012 Floyd Mayweather Jr United States Boxing Not applicable Welterweight boxing)

United States, mixed martial arts)
mixed martial arts)

2013 Floyd Mayweather Jr United States Boxing Not applicable Welterweight Brazil, mixed martial arts)

United States, boxing)
mixed martial arts)
boxing)

2014 Floyd Mayweather Jr United States Boxing Not applicable Welterweight Philippines, boxing)

United States, boxing)
mixed martial arts)
mixed martial arts)

See also

References

  • Enumeration of past winners from HickokSports.com