Muhammad Ali Reminds Floyd Mayweather That He’s Still “the Greatest”
Leading up to his super-fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd, Floyd Mayweather took part in an interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. And during said interview, the undefeated champ did his best to try and convince us all that he’s the greatest boxer of all time.
Here’s what Mayweather had to say, via Bleacher Report:
“[Ali] only fought in one weight class…No one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali was better than me. But one thing I will [say]: I’m going to take my hat off to those guys and respect those guys because those are the guys that paved the way for me.”
Even legendary boxer George Foreman, who lost to Ali in their epic “Rumble in the Jungle” bout back in 1974, told TMZ that he believed Mayweather was better than both himself and Cassius Clay.
So what does Muhammad Ali think of all this?
— Muhammad Ali (@MuhammadAli) April 27, 2015
Don’t worry, Ali. We haven’t forgotten.