Floyd Mayweather has expressed his displeasure at being ranked the 2nd greatest welterweight boxer of all-time behind Sugar Ray Leonard.
Mayweather who has retired from boxing since 2017 undefeated with 50 wins in all his career fights and won 15 major titles, while his 64-year-old compatriot Sugar Ray Leonard, fought 40 times during his time, won 36 of his fights, drew 1 and lost 3 times. He won major titles across 5 different weight divisions.
Reacting to the recent ranking, Mayweather, 43, told FightHype:
‘It was crazy, someone sent me something about ‘The Best Welterweights.’
‘They had Sugar Ray Leonard No 1. Like I said before, he was the guy that paved the way for myself.
‘But how can you have a guy ranked No 1 when his first loss was to a lightweight, Roberto Duran?
‘And then they also talked about me facing [Juan Manuel] Marquez, which was at catchweight of 144lbs.
‘But this same guy, Marquez, knocked out their No 3 ranked welterweight – because they had Pacquiao No 3. He got knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez.’
They were trying to say that basically he [Marquez] was too small for me. But he wasn’t too small for Pacquiao.’
The flamboyant boxer, Floyd Mayweather, who hung up his gloves after beating Conor McGregor back in 2017 added:
‘It’s crazy how all these ratings go nowadays. Of course, fighters are always gonna say, ‘I would’ve done this, I should be ranked here.’
‘But a lot of these so-called boxing experts, it’s just crazy how these guys are experts.
‘If you’re an expert, you’ve gotta really do your homework before you speak on certain things about boxing.’
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