There’s no one more confident in Floyd Mayweather than Floyd Mayweather. Self=love is fine and dandy, but the flashy boxer may have ruffled a few feathers with his last statements. During a passionate backseat interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith—which aired on ESPN First Take a while ago—Mayweather discussed Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, two boxers arguable etched on the GOAT list. The Money Team figurehead didn’t agree with their top positions, refusing to accept that they’re better boxers than him.
“No one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali was better than me,” he said. “No one could ever brainwash me and tell me that.”
His confident statement wasn’t delivered in total disrespect, though. He still has an immense amount of respect for the two sports legends for being trailblazers. “But one thing I will do,” he continued, “I’m going to take my hat off to them and respect those guys because those are the guys that paved the way for me to be where I’m at today.”
Watch the clip below.
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