Last week on ESPN Deportes, Floyd Mayweather said that he thought Muhammad Ali was the fifth best boxer of all-time.
He had Ali behind him, of course, Roberto Duran, Pernell Whitaker and Julio Cesar. Below are several of his points why, thanks to Complex.
- "Muhammad Ali lost to Leon Spinks, and Leon Spinks only had seven fights when he beat him."
- "He was only at one weight class."
- "Ali really lost all three times to Ken Norton.
However, Mayweather did talk about the influence that Ali had in sports.
"Ali was the greatest for standing up in an era where black people didn't stand up for each other," he said.
What are your thoughts?