Floyd Mayweather: “There Will Never Be a Fighter Better Than Me”

Published 05/06/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. addresses the media during the post-fight news conference after his unanimous decision victory against Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


In his entire boxing career, Floyd Mayweather fought many hotshots of the sport and retained his undefeated boxing stint till the very end.

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With every fight, ‘Money’ evolved, and this helped him stay on top of his game. In his vast boxing career, none of his opponents could terrify him or break into his defense. With the skill sets and aura he brought in, Floyd Mayweather termed himself as ‘The Best Ever’.

Recently, in conversation with Million Dollaz Worth of Game. Mayweather shed some light on his boxing career. He said, “I knew from the beginning I was the best in boxing. From day one, I just knew that I was better than every other fighter. There will never be a fighter better than me, never.” (h/t ESPN Ringside)

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TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

In 1996, a young Floyd Mayweather embarked on his professional boxing journey. Even at that time, with a 0-0 record, he was utterly confident in his extensive in-ring skills.

Moving further, he never really looked back and only improved with time. ‘Pretty Boy’ moved a few notches up when he changed his weight classes and emerged as a champion. Prior to him, the boxing fans never really saw a dominating fighter like him, and he quickly became a name in the sport.

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Floyd Mayweather – the most intriguing stylistic fighter?

Even after his retirement, Mayweather, who exhibited an unusual defense-based fight style, ranks among the best defensive boxers of all time. In all of his fights, the 44-year-old displayed his exuberant defensive skills, coupled with his strong knockout power.

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It was extremely tough for his opponents to decode his fight style, and this is predominantly why the American boxer enjoyed an exemplary boxing run. He beat decorated champions like Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, and Canelo Alvarez with relative ease.

What do you draw off Mayweather’s aforementioned comments? Which fighter do you feel has/had the audacity to tackle Floyd Mayweather?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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