When asked for his top five boxers, FLOYD MAYWEATHER declared himself as the greatest boxer of all time – and snubbed both Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.
He believes he is levels ahead of everyone else after ending his career having won all 50 of his fights as a professional and who was announced as Boxrec’s No1 in June 2020.
Floyd – who is due to come out of retirement to face YouTuber-turned boxer Logal Paul – appeared on rapper Fat Joe’s Instagram live video when he was asked with who his top five are.
Breaking it down, he stated: “We’re going to have to go, OK we’ll go Money Mayweather, we got to go Pernell Whitaker, imma go, Roberto Duran, man you put me in a tight predicament.
“As far as with the heavyweights, if we’re going to go heavyweights, I’m going to be honest, I’ve got to go Larry Holmes.”
Fat Joe then interjected where he stated that he doesn’t believe Holmes is better than Tyson or Ali, to which Mayweather said: “Do you want me to give you the breakdown?
“Larry Holmes beat everybody in his era, when Larry Holmes got beat by Tyson, he got beat by a young hungry champion and he came out of a year’s retirement and got beat by Mike Tyson.
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“I’ve got to say Larry Holmes, he had the basic fundamentals, he had the jab and even right now he’s still living a great life because he made smart investments.
“So he was good from the beginning of his career to the end of his career.”
Detailing his final pick, Mayweather added: “Aaron Pryor, the only reason why Aaron Pryor lost a fight was because of drugs, he lost only one fight because of drugs.”
MAIVEATHER calls himself the best ever, and it’s no surprise that he put himself in first place in the top 5 boxers.
He won 15 world titles across five weight divisions and picked up a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics.
He holds notable victories against the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Saul Alvarez and Miguel Cotto.
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