The ego driven, self proclaimed, cash cow, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. beat out fellow boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and MMA superstar GSP for the 2010 Espn Espy award of “Best Fighter.”
Floyd Mayweather won the “Best Fighter” Espy award in 2008. When Mayweather retired from boxing Manny Pacquiao won it the following year.
The Espy’s is an award show where the fans get to vote for their favorite athletes in different award categories. Floyd Mayweather had the fan advantage in the polls giving him the edge over his welterweight rival Manny Pacquiao and UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre.
Pacquiao won the BWAA (Boxing Writers Association of America) awards for “Fighter of the Year” and “Fighter of the Decade” which is voted on by members of the BWAA but Mayweather won the popularity vote when he bested Manny Pacquiao for the Espy.
This was interesting situation because Pacquiao is known for his rabid fan base and the stigma surrounding Mayweather was he didn’t have any fans and they only pay to see him lose, tonight’s Espy awards proved otherwise, Mayweather was the fan favorite tonight over Manny Pacquiao.
Did the negative impact of steroid accusations from the Mayweather camp ruin Pacquiao’s image among the fans or were they just more impressed with Floyd Mayweathers dominating performance over Sugar Shane Mosley and not with Pacquiao’s fight against Joshua Clottey?
Do think the right fighter won the award?
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