The Best Boxer ESPY Award is presented annually to the professional or amateur boxer, irrespective of nationality, adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year. Active between 1993 and 2006, the Best Boxer ESPY Award was subsumed from 2007-2018 by the Best Fighter ESPY Award, for which both boxers and mixed martial arts fighters were eligible, and then revived in 2019 when a separate ESPY Award was created for Best MMA Fighter.

Between 1993 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and ESPN personalities, termed collectively experts; and retired sportspersons, but balloting thereafter was exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter were conferred in June and reflected performance from the June previous.[1]

List of winners Edit

Year Fighter Nation represented Weight class represented
1993 Riddick Bowe   United States Heavyweight
1994 Evander Holyfield   United States Heavyweight
1995 George Foreman   United States Heavyweight
1996 Roy Jones Jr.   United States Super middleweight
1997 Evander Holyfield (2)   United States Heavyweight
1998 Evander Holyfield (3)   United States Heavyweight
1999 Oscar De La Hoya   United States Welterweight
2000 Roy Jones Jr. (2)   United States Light heavyweight
2001 Félix Trinidad   Puerto Rico Junior middleweight
2002 Lennox Lewis   Canada/  United Kingdom Heavyweight
2003 Roy Jones Jr. (3)   United States Light heavyweight/Heavyweight
2004 Antonio Tarver   United States Light heavyweight
2005 Bernard Hopkins   United States Middleweight
2006 Oscar De La Hoya (2)   United States Junior middleweight
2019 Canelo Álvarez   Mexico Middleweight
2020 Not awarded due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Tyson Fury   United Kingdom Heavyweight
2022 Tyson Fury (2)   United Kingdom Heavyweight

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Notes Edit

  1. ^ Because of the rescheduling of the ESPY Awards ceremony, the award presented in 2002 was given in consideration of performance betwixt February 2001 and June 2002.

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