Where would you rank Floyd Mayweather on the greatest boxers in history?

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  1. iloverachel2

    iloverachel2 New Member banned Full Member

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    What rank do you give Floyd Mayweather on the greatest boxers in history?

    e.g. rank 1 = greatest boxer in history
    rank 10 = 10th greatest boxer in history and so on
     
  2. James Hudson

    James Hudson Active Member Full Member

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    No idea but he wouldnt be in my top 10...or anywhere near it for that matter!!
     
  3. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Top 10 all time in terms of talent.

    Not sure where I'd rank him in terms of greatness.
     
  4. Themessiah

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  5. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Best since 1975
     
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    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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  8. George Crowcroft

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    Who in 1975 was better?
     
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  9. George Crowcroft

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    One of the very best ever, top ten.

    But in terms of greatness, the difference between best and greatest being obvious, he'd be somewhere between 20 and 30.
     
  10. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Top 35. I rate guys based on their wins, and I don't think Floyd has the wins to be higher. Would put Pacquaio top 25.

    Based on ability and de-emphasizing accomplishment somewhat, would place Floyd ahead of Pac. Both are behind Roy Jones.
     
  11. Mteslamiller

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    I rank him at no. 21. He was the best fighter of the past twenty years.
     
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  12. bailey

    bailey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Amazing talent.
    Great boxer

    It's a shame about the Alvarez and Marquez fights as I think he would have won them without the catch weights, though think the Alvarez fight may have been a little tougher

    Beat the who's who
     
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  13. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    High end: Right around Packy McFarland or Pernell Whitaker (both of whom are in my lower Top 20)
    Low end: Probably top 25-30 (around guys and maybe a little ahead of a guy like Michael Spinks).

    Leaning more toward high end these days. But, in my mind, that floor is pretty much set and there's not much more room for that ceiling to be raised.
     
  14. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    I didn’t say anyone was.
     
  15. The Clan

    The Clan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Somewhere in the top 20 to 30 maybe 25th