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Unbeaten Mayweather Gets Nod From Voters

Outspoken WBC welterweight and super welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. was named “Best Fighter” at the 2007 ESPY Awards tonight in Los Angeles, Calif. Mayweather outdistanced WBC featherweight champion Manny Paquiao and WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto in voting.

For the first time ever, mixed martial artists were nominated in the category formally known as “Best Boxer,” with Randy Couture and Quinton Jackson leading the sport’s most distinguished.

A standout in Japan’s PRIDE organization, Jackson bested longtime UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell with a first-round knockout at UFC 71 in May.

Couture, meanwhile, has earned a whopping six UFC titles between the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions over the last 10 years. The 43-year-old trailblazer came out of retirement last March to challenge UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia at UFC 68. Couture waged a gripping five-round war against his 6-foot-10 foe, earning a unanimous decision.
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Post #1   7/12/07 1:03:23AM   

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if only the voters saw that fight the way i saw that fight theyed know better but the yanks still think that shiat is real boxing is done

Post #2   7/12/07 5:25:59AM   

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i mean de la hoya, mayweather, jr i mean evan his dad said hoya won at the end

Post #3   7/12/07 5:29:42AM   

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I know MMA is huge right now but there was no way that a MMA fighter was going to win this category - at least this year. Give it another year or two and there may not be any boxers at all in this category.

Post #4   7/12/07 11:42:33AM   

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there stiil gettin more popular give it time.

Post #5   7/12/07 1:08:28PM   

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how is fmjr best fighter his big fight was a win by split desision. i think that is a joke randy moves up in weight out of retirement and fights a guy almost a foot taller 260lb and 16 kos out of 23 wins, and not only did he beat him he whooped that a**.

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Definately should of been coutoure. Dont get me wrong, i used to love boxing, but i want everyone to see that i said "USED" because it's hard for me to watch it now that there is UFC and other MMA shows.

Post #7   7/16/07 9:20:25AM