Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops Georges St. Pierre for 'Best Fighter' ESPY in 2008

floyd mayweatherFloyd Mayweather Jr. -- who has won six professional world boxing championships in five different weight classes -- has taken home the ESPY for "Best Fighter" in 2008, toppling UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and others for the honor, according to ESPN.com.

Boxers Joe Calzaghe, Holly Holm and Kelly Pavlik were also up for nomination.

Mayweather (39-0) recently retired at age 30 after defeating several of the top competitors alive in the sport today, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Zab Judah, Jose Luis Castillo (twice) and others. He has teased with a possible move to mixed martial arts several times within the past 12 months.

However, it's highly unlikely that he makes the jump anytime soon.

The ESPY, which stands for "Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly," is ESPN's annual awards show that recognizes the best in sports. As one person recently put it, the ESPYs are to sports just like the Grammy Awards are for music or the Academy Awards are for movies.

St. Pierre has won nine of his last 10 fights against several of the best in the business such as Matt Hughes (twice), Matt Serra, Sean Sherk, Josh Koscheck, BJ Penn and others. He is just the third mixed martial artist to earn a nomination -- Randy Couture and Rampage Jackson were considered last year, however, both fell short.

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