Mayweather: I earned the right to be called 'The Best Ever'
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 08, 2016 01:19 PM
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Floyd Mayweather may be retired from active competition, but it does not hinder him from being in news headlines to this day.
In a recent interview with BBC, “Money May” did concede to the fact that he is no longer boxing’s top pound-for-pound boxer. He did, however, made a bolder claim, one that transcends through the entire sport.
"I really wouldn't want to say I'm the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. You know, I am no longer active,” Mayweather said. “I would like to say the best ever (TBE). It's not being cocky or arrogant, it's just the proof is in the pudding.”
“I think I have earned the right to call myself TBE,” he continued. “And I have lived up to the name TBE by going out there, day in, day out, when I was active and winning."
Currently, the title for pound-for-pound king belongs to WBC and Ring Magazine flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez. Like Mayweather, “Chocolatito” holds an unblemished win-loss slate of 44-0, with 38 victories by knockout.
Mayweather retired in September 2015, after facing former two-time world champion André Berto, whom he defeated via unanimous decision. He holds a win-loss slate of 49-0, with 26 victories by knockout.