Best 25 fighters of the last 25 years: Number Two

Floyd Mayweather
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Tris Dixon lists the best 25 boxers from the past quarter of a century

2 Floyd Mayweather Jnr

UNBEATEN in 48, Mayweather’s record is looking better as he adds each name to it. You could argue he fought fighters at the wrong time, when they were too old, or inactive, but you can’t question Mayweather’s skills. His huge win over Pacquiao earlier this year was the highest grossing fight in the sport’s history but already Mayweather had become a one-man brand, his legacy secure thanks to titles at super-feather, lightweight, light-welter, welter and light-middle. He destroyed the likes of Genaro Hernandez, Angel Manfredy and Diego Corrales on the way up, and holds wins over fellow-listers De La Hoya, Pacquiao, Mosley, Marquez and Cotto.

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