Tyson Fury received the ESPY for Best Boxer of 2021 at the network’s annual award ceremonies, which were held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
This is the second year in a row where “The Gypsy King” has won this award. Shakur Stevenson, Katie Taylor and Mikaela Mayer were other nominees for 2021.
Fury’s (32-0-1, 23 KOs) only bout last year was against Deontay Wilder in October. Fury got up from two knockdowns to stop Deontay Wilder in the 11th round.
Retired heavyweight champ and Hall of Famer Vitali Klitschko was also honored at yesterday’s awards. The now mayor of Kiev received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage for his role in defending Ukraine against Russian invaders.
Klitschko last fought back in 2012. He pursued the office of mayor to help fight corruption. He and his brother, Wladimir Klitschko, made the decision to stay in Ukraine to help defend their country during the Russian invasion.