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Floyd Mayweather Angry He Wasn’t Ranked The Greatest Welterweight Boxer Of All-Time

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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.’Floyd Mayweather

The flamboyant boxer, Floyd Mayweather, who hung up his gloves after beating Conor McGregor back in 2017 added:

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‘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.’

Floyd Mayweather and Sugar Ray LeonardPhoto Credit: Getty

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