FLOYD Mayweather Jr. is again doing some self-applauding, this time bringing it up a few notches by suggesting he is in a higher league than boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
Mayweather made the statement during the ‘Mayweather All Access’ series of ESPN where broadcaster Stephen A. Smith interviewed the American fighter who is undefeated in 47 fights.
“No one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali are better than me. No one could ever brainwash me and tell me that,” Mayweather said.
“But one thing I will do, I’m going to take my hat off to them and respect those guys because those are the guys that paved the way for me to be where I’m at today.”
“Leon Spinks only had seven fights. Never put a fighter in there with Floyd Mayweather with seven fights. Take punishment and let a man tire yourself out from beating you? You hit him with a few punches and go down and quit and you want to be glorified for that?”
Interestingly, Rasheda Ali, daughter of the legendary boxer, said her father is “Pacquiao all the way” in an interview with TMZ Sports. A publicist of Ali later denied he is picking sides in their May 2 (May 3 Manila time) bout in Las Vegas.