Originally Posted by jan_fan
Both are good elite fighters, Mayweather is better skilled though
Most of the "GREAT" fighters have tested the limits of their greatness against other fighters that have the capacity to beat them.
Manny tested and he failed, Floyd didn't try.
Unless Floyd tries to test it and passes, I have Manny still above in it.
But IMO, both didn't pass the "GREATNESS" test in my eyes.
I couldn't swallow putting both in the same sentence with the likes of Ali, Frazier, Leonard, Duran, Hearns, etc.
But in this generation, I'd rather put Manny above cause he's more tested (again failed bigtime last fight) against someone who's only an ideal "Great" but was never in the real-deal test. But I'd put Hopkins highly above the two if we're really talking about this generation.
Floyd didn't try, are you pissed, he has beaten some fantastic fighters. he schooled Marquez the guy who knocked out Pacman at the age of 39....yes 39.