The newly crowned WBC “Franchise” champion Saul Alvarez (52-1-2) has won the 2019 ESPY award for Best Boxer. The Mexican who holds the WBA “Super” and IBF world middleweight titles is one of boxing’s global stars.
“I want to thank the ESPY Awards for having nominated me as best boxer of the year,” said Canelo Alvarez.
“And more than anything I want to thank the fans for allowing me to win. I am very thankful. Thank you, and we will be working toward even more. God willing, we will be working towards more, and we will keep making the best fights, and I will keep being the best boxer. Thank you to everyone. Thank you to my fans. Thank you to all the people at the ESPYs. Your friend Canelo sends his salutations!”
UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (22-1) was the other combat sports star who was awarded yesterday. “DC” took home the 2019 ESPY award for Best MMA Fighter.
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) July 11, 2019
In 2018 the 40-years-old vet won all three of his fights against Volkan Oezdemir (TKO), Stipe Miocic (KO) and Derick Lewis (Submission).