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Fans Slam Floyd Mayweather’s Claim As ‘Delusional AF’ Compared To Boxing Legends

5 months ago By Jhon Woug

Floyd Mayweather, the indisputable boxing champion with a clean 50-0 record, has been well known for his extravagant utterances and large ego. Even then, fans all around have been fairly condemning and disbelieving of his latest statements about being the most important figure in modern boxing.

With harmless hesitation, no one can deny Mayweather’s boxing legacy, as he has pulled out victories against the champions in five different weight classes, who in turn have been the notable names of Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, Diego Corrales, and Oscar De La Hoya. His main source of income is his bouts, which attract millions of viewers through Pay Per View. So, it is clear that he is among the fighters with the largest audience.

In spite of making bold observations about Mayweather’s boxing image today, the latter has been questioned by fans. The point is that although he was a world champion, it is doubtful that Mayweather is comparable to great names who were his predecessors, like Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, or Sugar Ray Leonard.

Ali is accorded the iconic status of one of the best boxers ever, not solely for his in-ring accomplishments but also for his social activism and other sphere issues. Ali’s fights against opponents who are almost unstoppable, such as Joe Frazier and George Foreman, are legendary, and their challenge to his impact in the history of boxing cannot be refuted.

And Robinson, or Sugar Ray, is usually ranked as the best fighter of all time across all weights. He received the nickname “The Clean Machine,”  later “Man of Steel,” and became a fearful opponent in the ring over his startling speed, strength, and precision in his combat against Jake LaMotta, the rivalry of which is still discussed today among boxing enthusiasts.

Sugar Ray Leonard gained acclaim after finally wrestling the lightweight title belts from various opponents and gaining a number of other achievements along the way. In the hearts of many boxing fans, his unforgettable battles with Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, and Marvin Hagler are still mentioned.

Contrarily, the defensive skills and strategic nature of Mayweather’s fighting style are also what make him a champion. Nevertheless, Muhammad Ali is criticised for being boring or not having the drama and spice of Ali and Tyson. However, considering his superlative wins, many followers can argue that he cannot even make his mark in modern boxing as the legends did.

Mayweather’s statement, however, spanned out into a wave of fast and widespread negative responses. Social media users have been very sceptical of his mental status and quite often refer to him as “delusional” because he likens himself to boxing legends.

Even though Tyson has been a retired boxer for about two decades, people still consider him a significant figure in boxing instead of Floyd Mayweather, who is still active. At the peak of his power, Tyson became globally prominent with his ruthless fighting style and endearing character, which left millions of hearts longing after every match he played. This fingerprint is now clearly visible in the process of the game.

Mayweather hasn’t been demotivated by the criticism, and still he is teaching people lessons on how to be a top sportsman. Fans have been waiting for a rematch between Mayweather and Manny for years, with stupid rumours still oing around. Obtaining this chance to see these two boxing icons duel with each other again will definitely be exciting for many people.

Until now, there has been little verification, so the fans are aware that they should still wait for the intended rematch. Some are optimistic about the likelihood of the event happening, while others are sceptical, and Mayweather’s age and official unverified information are the main reasons.

Mayweather fans are in doubt and express their disapproval over the boxer’s claim of being the current hitman in the boxing world. The undisputed champion in his weight class, his detractors claim that he cannot be equaled with living fighters who never occupied the throne, like Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Leonard. Whether the critics will prove wrong by Mayweather making his own tremendous feat in eternal history as one of the best fighters of all time or not is still in question, and, at the moment, the discussion is still a controversial issue.

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