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

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  1. Pimp C

    Pimp C Free The Guys! F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous! Full Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    If only they were fighting Jeff Horn and agopito sanchez.
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  2. scandcb

    scandcb Active Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2020
    No disagreement there.
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  3. iceferg

    iceferg Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Na mate there were a lot of people round him helping out. Look how well Canelo has been managed til recently. That's the treatment Mayweather got.
  4. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Literally self managing would be idiotic, but hiring the right people and not being exploited by a big name promoter=smart management of self.
  5. Johnny1987

    Johnny1987 Member Full Member

    Sep 20, 2019
    No1 mentioned undefeated
  6. Chrono

    Chrono New Member Full Member

    Apr 20, 2022
    He's a great defensive boxer, perhaps the greatest in history. That's what he specializes in.

    What he lacks was KO power, especially compared to ATGs. He only has a 54% KO rate, whereas most ATGs have 60% or higher.

    I think that's why the more casual boxing fans or fans that just hate him call his boxing style boring: it was safe yet very defensive and adaptable, but didn't have the power that would have endeared him to other fans.
  7. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Him beating all of those champions has to be put into context though.

    There’s fighters with better wins and better resumes.

    Sports science?

    Accomplished more than anyone in the sport, past or present?
  8. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    What’s with the sports science nonsense?

    Who was fighting cans as opponents?

    You appear to be very ignorant.
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  9. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

    Jul 9, 2020
    P4P best of his era. NOTHING went wrong, perfect record, wonderful hof worthy career.
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  10. Kell Macabe

    Kell Macabe I don’t know s*** about boxing Full Member

    Nov 20, 2021
  11. Levook

    Levook Member Full Member

    Aug 26, 2020
    I'm not one to make lists, but somewhere around 25-30 sounds about right. Same goes for Pac. And BHop ain't too far behind.
  12. acie2g

    acie2g Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Realistically top 10-15 fighter for all the flack Floyd get it’s been 3 belts since the early 80’s and 2 belts for way longer than that, nobody in history has fought as many high quality fighters in that many divisions and never had an off night.
    Whether in they prime, before they prime, or outta they prime every GREAT fighter in boxing history has a loss except for Floyd that is remarkable. Ppl gonna hate but it is what it is. You can say this or that fighter has a better singular wins but 1 win don’t make you great it’s about a sustained GREATNESS and reaching that level and staying at that level and technically Floyd was really a reigning world champion for 17 outta 20years as a fighter
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  13. Levook

    Levook Member Full Member

    Aug 26, 2020
    Not hatin', but.....ever heard of a guy named Rocky? He knocked out Joe Louis when Louis was 107 yrs old & sick.
  14. Mteslamiller

    Mteslamiller Member Full Member

    Apr 20, 2022
    Top ten is Sugar Ray Leonard territory for me.
  15. cuchulain

    cuchulain Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 6, 2007