When Dave Chapelle Hailed Floyd Mayweather for Having ‘The Greatest Run in Boxing’

Published 05/06/2022, 6:30 AM EDT

A gritty aggressor and fine defender, Floyd Mayweather, is undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers of all time. The former five-weight division champ has earned almost every accolade in professional boxing. Although he has called himself the greatest boxer of all times, it is a debatable subject. But in the words of Dave Chappelle, ‘The Pretty Boy’ of boxing has had ‘The Greatest Run in Boxing.’

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Renowned comedian Dave Chappelle recently had a brief interaction with TMZ Sports. After clarifying that he was a boxing fan, the 48-year-old comedian praised the legacy of ‘The Best Ever‘.

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Chappelle said, “I think he (Floyd) had a great record and the greatest run in the history of boxing, I don’t know, whatever makes him happy, but I think he did his thing.”

A huge boxing fan and staunch supporter of ‘Money’ Mayweather, Chappelle had attended several Mayweather fights. He also had his unbiased opinion on the biggest blockbuster between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. smiles at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

According to the comedian, those guys were excellent, and he really enjoyed it.

The upcoming exhibition bout of Floyd Mayweather

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The 45-year-old legendary boxing figure is not yet done with boxing. The boxer inside him, which trained for decades, eventually resisted the long layoff. ‘Money’ is all set to step back inside the ring for the second time on May 14 after pausing his competitive career in 2017. His last fight was an exhibition bout with social media star Logan Paul.

There is something special about this upcoming fight against Don Moore as it will take place on a helipad in Dubai as part of ‘The Global Titans Fight Series’.

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What do you think about Dave Chappelle’s remark on Floyd Mayweather? Will ‘Money’ continue his run when he fights Moore next week? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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