As a part of the media rounds for his upcoming September 12th bout with Andre Berto, Floyd Mayweather stopped by ESPN studios last week and was asked to rank whom he thought were the top five boxers of all time.
Here’s how the list turned out:
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Even though this was his honest opinion and ranking “the best” is completely subjective, one can only speculate if he really believes in this list or if he’s trolling for ratings and buzz. He goes into deeper detail all the while referring to himself in the third person and humorously dubbing himself “TBE” or “The Best Ever” for short.
It was almost blasphemous to see where he ranked arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. Mayweather says it was because Ali only fought in one weight class, and because he lost to Leon Spinks when “Spinks only had seven fights when he beat him.”
Ali is one thing, but where are legends like Sugar Ray Leonard, Joe Louis and Mike Tyson? Or even undefeated fighting icon like himself, Rocky Marciano, the one whose record he's chasing; why is his name nowhere to be found?
One things for sure, Floyd is never afraid to speak his mind and speak it honestly.