Mayweather: "I don't want to rank myself, but I'm the best in boxing'

Milan Ordoņez on Sep 13, 2015 01:24 PM
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Floyd Mayweather’s claim to fame has always been his unparalleled self-belief.

Last August, “Money May” made the news and drew everyone’s ire after when he released his own Top 5 best of all time and placed Muhammad Ali on the number five spot.

"He was only at one weight-class," Mayweather said, defending his ranking system. "This is me just being honest. It's so hard (picking a top-five). What Ali did is he stood for a cause."

After outlasting Andre Berto to a unanimous decision on Saturday night (Sunday morning, PHT), Mayweather was once again asked about where he thinks he sits on boxing’s “Greatest of All-Time” list. While no other names were mentioned, Junior, of course, reiterated his claim.

"I don't want to rank myself. But I'm the best in boxing,” he told Showtime Boxing’s Jim Gray during his post-fight interview.

Mayweather affirmed his retirement plans after the fight, noting he has done enough for the sport of boxing.

“My career is over. It’s official. You got to know when to hang it up. There’s nothing else to prove in the sport of boxing.”

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