Floyd Mayweather picks Ali, Duran among greatest boxers of all-time, snubs Tyson

Floyd Mayweather picks Ali, Duran among greatest boxers of all-time, snubs Tyson

- Floyd Mayweather regards himself as the greatest boxer of all time in his top-five pick

- The 43-year-old had a 50-0 record during his illustrious career in boxing

- The Money Man also selected the likes of Muhammad Ali, Robert Duran and the likes

Floyd Mayweather has selected his five greatest boxers of all time and Mike Tyson's name is missing from the list.

The Money Man who regards himself as the greatest of all time won all his 50 fights before retiring in 2017.

The 43-year-old made an appearance in ESPN and was asked to pick the best fighter the sport has ever seen.

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Pretty Boy named himself in number one spot with the evidence that he dethroned all the champions in five different divisions.

"He's beat more world champions than any other fighter in a shorter time.

"Landed punches at the highest percentage and took less punishment. He's been world champion 18 years in five different weight divisions," he told ESPN.

Mayweather controversially placed Ali, who is often revered as the best boxer of all time, in the No 5 spot.

Mayweather put the legendary Muhammad Ali in number five spot and praised him for his cultural impact on African Americans.

But the undefeated had his reservation for Ali, claiming he lost all of his three fights to Ken Norton.

"Ali, one weight class and lost to Ken Norton three times,.

"What he did is he stood for a cause in an era when African Americans didn't stand up for their people."

Mayweather placed Roberto Duran in second, Pernell Whitaker third and Julio Cesar Chavez fourth.

"[Roberto Duran]. Came up from lightweight to world champion at 160lbs.

"[Pernell Whitaker]. Really, he beat Julio Cesar Chavez (the fight was officially a draw). And he did beat my uncle Roger twice.

"Chavez was 79-0 in different weight classes before he lost," he added.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tyson Fury's father, John believes his son would defeat Anthony Joshua and is willing to stake a bet which would include Eddie Hearn and his father Barry.

Joshua is likely to take on Tyson Fury in a potential heavyweight unification match in 2021 with all four belts on the line.

The Gypsy King recorded a seventh-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder while AJ defeated Andy Ruiz Jr, in a unanimous decision.

Legit.ng also reported that Philippines boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will reportedly run for the country's presidency in 2022.

Pacquiao is already a household name in the country having entered active politics in 2007 before he was elected member of the House of Representatives two years later.

He later in 2016 joined the Philippine Senate after he garnered more than 16 million votes.

And now, with his current term coming to an end in 2022, the 41-year-old has set his sights on the presidency.

According to his former promoter, Mauricio Sulaiman, Pacquiao has already confirmed to him his intent to succeed current head of state Rodrigo Duterte.

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