E!: Maria Sharapova Can’t Help But Tower Over Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather certainly isn’t used to being the less imposing figure in the ring.
But what’s a 5-foot-8-inch-tall boxer to do next to all 6 feet and 2 inches of leggy blonde glory that is tennis champ Maria Sharapova?!
The all-star athletes teamed up tonight at the 2014 ESPY Awards to present Best Game (ultimately won by Auburn vs. Alabama in the Iron Bowl) and the height difference, made even bigger because Sharapova was rocking Walter Steiger stilettos, could not be ignored.
Maria certainly didn’t bother to ignore it! She even snuck behind Floyd, leaned over and rested her arms on his shoulders at one point.
The undefeated fighter took it in stride and kept smiling the whole time-—-but who knows what was happening behind the shades he kept on throughout?!
But Sharapova, looking lovely in an Antonio Berardi LBD, deserved to have a moment of her own, since Mayweather got quite the introduction from host Drake, albeit one at the famously flamboyant boxer’s espense.
“Floyd told us that he had to be introduced in a very specific way…” Drake began as trumpets played to herald the fighter’s arrival. And then, switching to a British accent, he read from a piece of parchment, “Lords and ladies, please welcome six-time ESPY Award winner, two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year and the highest paid athlete in the world…”
It went on. And when he was done, Drake tacked on, “and from tennis or whatever, Maria Sharapova.”