Floyd Mayweather Jr. is Honored With His Fifth ESPY Award
After decimating Lamont Peterson in less than three rounds in May, with Garcia in attendance, fans clamored for the two to settle the top spot in the weight class. After several months of dilly-dallying, the fight appears made, making for one of the most star-studded pay-per-view cards in boxing history. Both fighters possess knockout power, but Matthysse’s thunder is perhaps only matched by middleweight fighter “GGG” Gennady Golovkin. Both fighters were recently active; Matthysse’s demolition of Peterson was mentioned above while Garcia defeated Zab Judah in Brooklyn in March. Garcia had impressively knocked out Morales and Khan prior to the Judah bout, however, and is frequently underestimated heading into his fights.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops Jon Jones and Anderson Silva at 2013 ESPYS
Ricky “Hitman” Hatton Ethan Miller/Getty Images In his second bout of 2007, which was the last time until this year he fought twice in a calendar year, Mayweather took on Ricky Hatton. Hatton, undefeated at the time, was a two weight world champion who had effectively forced the dominant Kostya Tszyu into retirement two years earlier. Hatton was a physical, pressurizing fighter, who would not allow Mayweather a minute to breathe in their fight. Unlike many opponents, he wouldn’t shy away from looking to get in close with Mayweather in an attempt to turn the fight into an inside, close quarter contest. Mayweather surprised Hatton by not shying away from the physical inside game Hatton employed.
tops Jon Jones and Anderson Silva at 2013 ESPYS by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jul 18, 2013 at 7:15 am ET MMA once again fell short to boxing in ESPN’s ESPY awards. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. edged out UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva to win the 2013 “Best Fighter” ESPY. The results, produced by a fan vote, were unveiled at Wednesday’s ESPYS ceremony in Los Angeles.
Eight-Time, Five-Division World Champion and boxing’s biggest star Floyd “Money” Mayweather was crowned the 2013 ESPY Award winner for the Best Fighter, giving him the honor for the second consecutive year and for the fifth time in the last seven years. The award, voted on by fans throughout the country, recognizes Mayweather for his ring prowess and accomplishments. Currently training for his second fight of the year when he takes on Unified Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. live on SHOWTIME PPV, Mayweather is grateful for the award honor and appreciative of the support boxing and sports fans continue to bestow upon his career. “I am truly blessed to receive my fifth ESPY award,” said Mayweather. “This is such a great honor for me.