MANILA, Philippines -- Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. took home this year's Excellence in Sports Performance of the Year (ESPY) Award for Best Fighter, edging out Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao and mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Georges St. Pierre.
This is the 3rd time Mayweather won the award.
Fight fans are currently waiting for Mayweather, who is fresh from a victory versus potential Hall of Famer “Sugar” Shane Mosley, to sign a fight contract with Pacquiao for the biggest fight to date in recent years.
Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints and its quarterback Drew Brees were the big winners at the ESPY awards.
Brees received 4 trophies, including Male Athlete of the Year, Best Championship Performance and Best NFL (National Football League) Player. He also shared the team award with his super bowl champion colleagues.
Brees was chosen male athlete over National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Kobe Bryant and Lebron James.
Here's a list of some of the other winners in the ESPYs.
Best Female Athlete: Lindsey Vonn, Olympic skier
Best Comeback: Kim Clijsters, tennis player
Best Coach/Manager: Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers
Best Record Breaking Performance: John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut, longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon
Best Track and Field Athlete: Usain Bolt
Best Male Tennis Player: Roger Federer
Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather
Best Male Golfer: Phil Mickelson
Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Shaun White
-- Report from ANC's Top Story