At the 21st annual ESPY Awards, undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather once again took home the Best Fighter award, beating out fellow undefeated champions Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Danny Garcia, as well as UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, the youngest UFC champion ever, and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. This is the fifth time that Mayweather has won the award, taking home the honors in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
The ESPY Awards is an annual ceremony that celebrates athletic performances throughout the year. Nominees for each category are voted on and chosen by fans, sportswriters, broadcasters, sports executives, and sports personalities. The winners are then selected exclusively via online fan balloting. ESPN listed the following achievement as the reason for Mayweather's nomination:
- Ever the showman, Floyd Mayweather Jr. cemented his legacy and continued his dominance with a unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero, moving to 44-0.