Monday, April 19, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Dallas Boxing Examiner | Matt Stolow
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. says he's better than Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. At what though? And at this point who really cares?
I caught the 24/7 episode over the weekend and thought episode Two was as bad as episode One was good. I had to chime in on it here.
Back in the day of the original Sugar Ray, boxing was the No. 2 sport on the planet behind only baseball. Today it fails to make a top 10 list. So what exactly if Mayweather "more" of or "better than" other than being ignorant and full of it?
Isn't Mayweather just a fluke of luck and good timing?
Regarding Muhammad Ali, what is Mayweather more of than Ali?
Ali had more fights, bigger fights. More dangerous fights. Both Ali and Robinson suffered most of their defeats when well past their physical primes of 33 and one-half-years-old which Mayweather is right on top of today at 33 years-and-four-months on May 1st.
Ali was and is still much more more famous and beloved than Mayweather (certainly at the end of his career) will ever be.
I rest the only case that could be made.