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Floyd Mayweather: I'm better than Muhammad Ali

Published 20/04/2015 | 21:09

Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather

Undefeated Floyd Mayweather believes that he is the greatest boxer of all time, eclipsing the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali.

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The highly anticipated showdown between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be the most lucrative fight of all-time when the two fighters meet the MGM Grand on May 2.

The welterweight showdown between the undefeated Mayweather (47-0) and Pacquiao (57-5-2) is projected to worth in the region of $300m as two of the most talented fighters of their generation finally square off.

Speaking to ESPN, Mayweather is in little doubt over his legacy on the sport.

"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."

"But one thing I will do, I’m going to take my hat off to them and respect those guys because are the guys that paved the way for me to be where I’m at today."

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