Floyd Mayweather: “There Will Never Be A Fighter Better Than Me, Never!”

Perhaps stung by former rival Manny Pacquiao’s recent ‘Mount Rushmore’ boxing list, one that did not include him (Manny chose Muhammad Ali, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roy Jones Jr), Floyd Mayweather spoke about his own greatness when he was a guest on Million Dollaz Worth Of Game Show. “Money” also boasted about his enormous fortune, with Mayweather claiming he is now worth over $1 billion.

Mayweather said that while his legacy is “engraved in stone,” he would “rather have the currency than the legacy.” Mayweather then stated that there will “never be a fighter better than me, never.”

“I would [rather] have the currency than the legacy, my legacy is already engraved in stone,” Mayweather said. “They say, ‘Mayweather’s doing exhibitions, it’s bad for boxing.’ At the end of the day, my mother’s a millionaire, my dad’s a millionaire, my children are millionaires. I’ve made a billion. I reached that four years ago. [Now I’m] over $1.2 billion. I knew from the beginning I was the best in boxing, from day one. I just knew I was better than every other fighter. There will never be a fighter better than me, never. Tell me another fighter that beat 16 world champions straight? Tell me another fighter that, in just two fights, made $650 million?”

There is no doubting Mayweather’s success; in the ring and from a financial perspective. Yet Floyd has an odd way of merging the two. Yes, Floyd is the richest boxer ever, but does that make him the greatest fighter? Of course, that nice, shiny 50-0 record looks great on paper, but an unbeaten record does not necessarily indicate greatness. Sugar Ray Robinson died just about broke, he suffered 19 career defeats and he didn’t beat as many world champions in consecutive fights (there were of course far less world champions back in Robinson’s day; a perfect, it-never-should-have-changed 1 per division, in fact).

But is Mayweather a greater fighter than the original Sugar Ray? No way. Mayweather may be the best businessman boxer of all-time, but as far as the greatest fighter, he falls some way short.

Can you rank Mayweather above: Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Willie Pep, Julio Cesar Chavez, Marvin Hagler, Henry Armstrong?

I can’t.

Sure, Mayweather might be richer than those guys ever were, but what, if anything, has that got to do with how great a fighter is?

34 thoughts on “Floyd Mayweather: “There Will Never Be A Fighter Better Than Me, Never!””

  1. Very surprised nobody mentioned the fighter who is definitely the greatest of all time and that is Rocky Marciano.

  2. Floyd was a very good fighter but no fun to watch because he had no knockout power! If you’re a fan of watching pure boxing including defensive skills then you would enjoy Floyd. If you’re the average fan that wants to see knockouts then Floyd was almost boring to watch! Greatest of all time? I don’t think so!

  3. He is 47-2. Lost to Castillo and Maidana. The last clown fight doesn,’t count. He avoided Pacquiao, when he was beating bigger guys to pulp.

    • FOH Floyd shut out Marquez who later fought Manny and Knocked Him Out Cold!! He didn’t lose to Castillo and he didn’t lose to Maidana, they were just the only close fights he fought! He dominated both of them in rematch so take ya bs somewhere else. Floyd beat 24 world champions, 10 hall of fame level fighters and 26-0 in world titles fights, 20 years world champion, the highest connect percentage in boxing history, 5 weight division champion and earned a billion dollars with the 3 highest viewed fights in history! Beat Canelo, DelHoya (who knocked out Chavez twice), knocked out Diego Corrales,shut out Marquez,shut out Mosley (who dominated Margarito right before), Cotto, knocked out Hernadez, knocked out Hatton, knocked out Gatti, beat Judah, knocked out Manfredy, knocked out N’Duo, shut out Guerrero, knocked out Ortiz, beat Maidana twice, beat Castillo twice, and the list goes on!!! Quit hating

  4. If you have losses it’s no way that you can be the greatest. Floyd has none plus he beat champion after champion. People forget Pretty Boy Floyd was a beast. Nobody wanted to fight him. When he became Money, everybody was like I’ll take that ass whooping for the biggest payday of my career. Knowing they were gonna lose. If that ain’t greatness, what is ?

    • He’s certainly the biggest ducker in boxing, that’s apparent. His all time boxing record is 138-8, while Ali’s is 156-10. Ali fought in the golden era of boxing, where the all time greatest sweeper Joe Frazier hailed from, where both the consecutive hardest hitters George foreman and Ernie shavers hailed from, and he’s fought more hall of famers than Floyd Mayweather Jr. P4P all time great is still considered Sugar Ray Robinson, and he’s my personal number 2. Willie pep and Joe Louis are also certainly far and ahead of Floyd. Lossing doesn’t mean you’re not the greatest, actually fighting everyone around that could pose a threat to you while you’re the champ does though.

  5. Sounds like a bunch of haters who forgotten to take their meds . Wishing they could fit in MONEY SHOES. Their record would be1 -49 that 1 was sparing.

  6. I like Ali, Leonard and Hearns but they never beat 16 world champions. In his 30’s, Mayweather was still beating world champions. In their 30’s, Ali was beaten by Spinks, Leonard was knocked out by Camacho and Terry Norris. Hearns was almost killed by The Blade and Duran was knocked unconscious by Hearns. Great as Sugar Ray Robinson was, he lost 19 fights. Mayweather by a landslide.

  7. He is definitely top 5 greatest to ever step in the ring…stats don’t lie!he had world class boxers looking like amateurs…

  8. Everything is based on interpretation . Mayweather can be a top ten GOAT easy burn it looks better when you are not self proclaimed . I got Robinson, Ray Leonard, Ali, Manny, Chavez on my Mount Rushmore. Now my fav fighters go down as Leonard, Holyfield , Whittaker, Mosley, Calzaghe, Ward, Camacho, Jones

  9. He definitely is one of the greatest fighters rather u like him or not as far as skilled no one comes close as far as defensive skilled. I say he definitely is one of the greatest fighters and for sure the greatest at making money for being a boxer he changed the entire sport. He made it worse in some ways for the fans but better for the fighter in many ways.

  10. So you telling me the man how to be beat to be the best like he said he beat 16 Hall of Fame so what else do you have to prove to anybody this hi 63 years old he is best I seei

    • No way Ali is the best all the hell that blackman had to face and still whip ass . Floyd have it good after the fight he eating steak on hos ship no problem with the USA spying on him

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