Floyd Mayweather’s self-confidence has never been a matter of doubt, but his list of all-time boxing greats has taken many by surprise.
The former boxer feels he is the greatest of all time, while he failed to include legends like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson in his top five.
“We’re going to have to go [with] Money Mayweather, we got to go Pernell Whitaker. I’ll go with Roberto Duran, man you put me in a tight predicament,” he said on Fat Joe’s podcast.
“As far as with the heavyweights, if we’re going to go heavyweights, I’m going to be honest, I’ve got to go [with] Larry Holmes.”
Asked if he thought Holmes was superior to Ali or Tyson, Mayweather explained.
“Do you want me to give you the breakdown? Larry Holmes beat everybody in his era, when Larry Holmes got beat by Mike Tyson, he got beat by a young hungry champion and he came out of a year’s retirement and got beat by Tyson,” he said.
“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.”
Mayweather’s top five
- Floyd Mayweather
- Pernell Whitaker
- Roberto Duran
- Larry Holmes
- Aaron Pryer