Floyd Mayweather Naming The “Best Fighter” He Ever Fought In Forgotten Clip Sparks Debate Among Fans

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. grew up in a famous boxing family and naturally chose to box. He won the Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994, and 1996. Furthermore, he competed in the Olympics and lost a disputed semi-final to Serafim Todorov, earning a bronze medal. In 1996, just before turning 20, he started his professional career by fighting Roberto Apodaca on October 11.

Throughout his career, he remained undisputed. After winning against Andre Berto, ‘Pretty Boy’ announced his retirement. However, he returned to the ring once again in 2017 against Conor McGregor. Furthermore, he won by the tenth round, making his record 50-0. Thus, with a stellar career in boxing, ‘Money’ believes he is even greater than the legendary Muhammad Ali. Where the claim is a moot point, one thing is certain: Mayweather proved his merit. So, when such a boxer brands his “best fighter,” it carries some weight.

In a recently posted video by Daily Shorts Boxing, Mayweather declares that Manny Pacquiao is his best fighter. He said, “The best fighter I ever fought was probably Manny Pacquiao because of his movement. He’s a hell of a fighter, and I can see why he won so many fights. I can also see why he’s going down as a Hall of Famer; it’s just certain moves that he made.” However, this claim hasn’t fared well with fans as his assertion has now sparked a heated debate.

One fan believes that Mayweather didn’t come to fight and that the bout is a blemish on his career. The fan says, “Pacquiao came to fight that night Mayweather didn’t. That fight is the only blemish on Mayweather’s career.”

Another argues that Mayweather was wrong to underestimate Pacquiao. The fan writes, “After all those years he said Manny is not on his level, well he just proved it that he was wrong because Manny’s records say it all. Manny never ducked, ran away, or picked his next opponent. That’s why he’s greater than Floyd Mayweather inside and outside the ring. Manny.”

Additionally, a follower pointed out that Pacquiao fought at less than full strength but still performed well. The follower opines know but you lost on points ..fought you one handed at 90%”

Furthermore, a fan highlighted that Mayweather avoided a rematch, missing out on a significant payday. And that he resorted to tactics like holding and clenching to secure his win. The viewer writes, “We can see why you were holding all night and also clenching and running and we also can see why you dunk the rematch and missed out on a 100 million plus dollars in the bank for a rematch this was a hurt Manny Pacquiao and still did good”

In conclusion, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s legacy in boxing is undeniable, but it’s not without controversy. His own admission that Manny Pacquiao was his toughest opponent adds a layer of complexity to his career and sparks debate among fans. Whether you agree with Mayweather’s self-ranking or side with fans who question his tactics and choices, the boxer’s impact on the sport is lasting. The debate around his career only amplifies his significance in boxing history.

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