Tyson Fury received more mainstream recognition on Wednesday.
The heavyweight champion from the UK received the ESPY for Best Boxer of 2021 at the network’s annual awards ceremony, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
“The Gypsy King” also won an award last year.
Other contenders for 2021 are Shakur Stevenson, Katie Taylor and Mikaela Mayer.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) stood up from two knockouts to stop Deontay Wilder for 11 rounds in their entertaining third bout this past October, his only bout of the year. last.
In addition, retired heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer Vitali Klitschko, now mayor of Kiev, received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage for his role in defending Ukraine against Russian invaders. .
Klitschko last fought in 2012, after which he pursued mayor in part to fight corruption. He and his brother, Wladimir Klitschko, decided to stay in Ukraine despite the Russian invasion.
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