Floyd Mayweather will go down as one of the best boxers to ever grace the ring. Even though he is highly respected and touted his undefeated record and dominance for so long, he still feels like he has been overlooked.
During his appearance on Drink Champs — Mayweather told N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN that he should have been named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Decade over LeBron James.
“I love LeBron James, but when we talking about Athlete of the Decade, that’s me,” Floyd said. “That’s me. Hands down.”
Mayweather pointed out his dominance of his sport as well as his business decisions.
“We talking about from 1996 to 2020 and I’ve never received Athlete of the Decade,” Floyd continued. “At the top of Forbes and I’m my own boss.”
He also alluded to big corporations backing LeBron.
“No Gatorade behind me, no Sprite behind me, no Nike behind me,” Floyd said. “You got to realize, these are billion-dollar companies. And we like to call it ‘placement.’ So if they paying—you get what you want if you paying enough. But if we going off just honestly, I’m the Athlete of the Decade. Of the last two decades actually.”
LeBron is a 3-time NBA champ who went to 8-straight NBA Finals, most notably bringing the Cleveland Cavs their first title after coming back from a 3-1 series lead against the Golden State Warriors.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.