News | Apr 21 2015

Floyd Mayweather explains why he’s better than Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson

Ahead of Manny Pacquiao clash, Mayweather calls into question Ali's wins over George Foreman and Leon Spinks

WITH less than a fortnight to go before Floyd Mayweather goes to war with nemesis Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather has stated he believes he is a better fighter than legends Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson.

“No one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali were better than me,” Mayweather told ESPN. “But one thing I will do, I’m going to take my hat off to them and respect those guys that paved the way for me to be where I’m at today.”

Mayweather, 38 years old and unbeaten in 47 bouts, has won versions of world titles from super-featherweight all the way up to light-middleweight. The American is unquestionably one of the best fighters of his era but his latest comments are certain to anger historians.