Best Fighter ESPY Award

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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[edit]

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 Miguel Cotto ( Puerto Rico, boxing)

Quinton Jackson ( United States, mixed martial arts)
Randy Couture ( United States, mixed martial arts)
Manny Pacquiao ( Philippines, boxing)

2008 Floyd Mayweather Jr  United States Boxing Not applicable Welterweight
Junior middleweight
Joe Calzaghe ( Wales, boxing)

Holly Holm ( United States, boxing)
Kelly Pavlik ( United States, boxing)
Georges St-Pierre ( Canada, mixed martial arts)

2009 Manny Pacquiao  Philippines Boxing Not applicable Super featherweight
Lightweight
Welterweight
Shane Mosley ( United States, boxing)

Lyoto Machida ( Brazil, mixed martial arts)
Anderson Silva ( Brazil, mixed martial arts)

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

Georges St-Pierre ( Canada, mixed martial arts)

2011 Manny Pacquiao  Philippines Boxing Not applicable Welterweight Bernard Hopkins ( United States, boxing)

Jon Jones ( United States, mixed martial arts)
Sergio Gabriel Martínez ( Argentina, boxing)
Georges St-Pierre ( Canada, mixed martial arts)

2012 Floyd Mayweather Jr  United States Boxing Not applicable Welterweight Andre Ward ( United States, boxing)

Jon Jones ( United States, mixed martial arts)
Anderson Silva ( Brazil, mixed martial arts)

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

Danny Garcia ( United States, boxing)
Jon Jones ( United States, mixed martial arts)
Saul Alvarez ( Mexico, boxing)

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

Andre Ward ( United States, boxing)
Jon Jones ( United States, mixed martial arts)
Ronda Rousey ( United States, mixed martial arts)

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