Floyd Mayweather Jr. Thanks Fans for Support in ESPYs Win

Vitali SCorrespondent IJuly 12, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 05:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision during their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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From 2007 to 2011, Floyd Mayweather Jr. won the ESPY Best Fighter award three times, while Manny Pacquiao held that same title twice, in 2008 and 2011.

According to RingTV, Mayweather Jr. was once again announced as the winner for this year, albeit while serving his 90-day sentence in jail. Andre Ward, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva were some of the other fighters in the running.

Mayweather Jr. was also recently proclaimed the No. 1 paid athlete in the Forbes list of 100 top earning athletes, crushing names such as Manny Pacquiao, Tiger Woods, LeBron James and Roger Federer. Coming out with an $85 million profit for only two fights last year, I am not surprised there is nobody out there to challenge the Money Team.

Apparently Floyd Mayweather Jr. had someone update his Twitter account for two recent messages:

I am very grateful for my fans and all the continued support. Your letters and pictures are helping my time go by. - Floyd

— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) July 8, 2012

Congratulations to all the other nominees. You guys are GREAT fighters. - Floyd

— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) July 12, 2012

As of now, there are 21 days left until Mayweather Jr. is released from jail. There is a lot of talk and speculation on whom Floyd will fight next, with a Cotto rematch being the most recent one.