Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather has explained why he ranks himself above Muhammad Ali and any other boxer past or present.
Mayweather won titles at super featherweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight. He retired in 2017 after stretching his undefeated record to 50-0 by beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor in his boxing debut.
‘Money’ believes he is the best fighter of all-time and has now spoken out to explain why he is better than Muhammad Ali who many regard as the greatest boxer to have ever lived.
“Is Ali the same fighter that got beat by a fighter with seven fights? Leon Spinks beat Muhammad Ali when he only had seven fights. What’s the heavyweight guy that Ali fought three times, Ken Norton? Ken Norton really beat Ali three times, go back and look at the fights,” Mayweather said to Shannon Sharpe on Club Shay Shay.
“Out of all these guys in the history of boxing, I have accomplished more than every fighter in the history of boxing. How many world champions have Rocky Marciano beat? So we already know, I beat more champions that’s going in the hall of fame.”
Mayweather is particularly annoyed that current WBC strawweight champion Wanheng Menayothin has eclipsed his undefeated run and is being declared TBE by some. Menayothin is now 54-0 and is scheduled to go for win number 55 in November before retiring.
“I’m 50-0 for a reason. Right now they got a fighter that’s over in Asia that’s 54-0 and they say, ‘This is the new TBE,’ because he’s about to retire,” Mayweather said.
“I said, ‘Y’all telling me about this fighter that fought one world champion?’ He’s 54-0 and only beat one world champion? This is who y’all are trying to call TBE? Okay, y’all are some comedians.” (Transcribed by Boxing Scene)
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