The British heavyweight world boxing champion, who also boasts a 30-0-1 career record, won the WBC and ‘Ring’ belts after knocking out American Deontay Wilder in February of last year and became the first British boxer to win the award since Lennox Lewis won it back in February 2002.
It marks the first time that Fury has won the award despite winning and unifying the heavyweight championship against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
The Gypsy King also picked up the prestigious ‘Ring’ Magazine Fighter of the Year award in 2020 as his reputation continues to build in the boxing community
Seven-time defending Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton was the only other British winner at Saturday’s virtual awards ceremony, with the 36-year-old collecting the Best Driver of the Year award for winning his fourth title in a row ahead of Valteri Bottas and Max Verstappen.
Hamilton won his seventh drivers’ title in 2020, equaling the record set by Michael Schumacher, in a season which was heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Football great Christiano Ronaldo was presented with the Best International Athlete in Men’s Soccer award while former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov won Best MMA Fighter of the Year.
The ESPYS returned to New York Saturday for the first time since 1999! The award show, with initials that stand for “Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly,” honoured the year’s top athletes and sports moments