Featuring on FatJoe’s Instagram Live, Mayweather, who won fifteen major world titles, was asked to draw a list of four boxers he finds worthy to sit alongside himself in the top five.
“We got to go Pernell Whitaker. I’mma go Roberto Duran, man you put me in a tight predicament,” said the undefeated former Super Featherweight champion.
“As far as with the heavyweights, if we’re going to go heavyweights, I’m going to be honest, I’ve got to go Larry Holmes.”
“Larry Holmes beat everybody in his era.”
“When Larry Holmes got beat by Mike Tyson, he got beat by a young hungry champion and he came out of a year’s retirement and got beat by Tyson.”
“I’ve got to say Larry Holmes, he had the basic fundamentals, he had the jab and even right now he’s still living a great life because he made smart investments.”
“So he was good from the beginning of his career to the end of his career.”
Concluding with his final selection, Mayweather added: “Aaron Pryor, the only reason why Aaron Pryor lost a fight was because of drugs.”
“He lost only one fight because of drugs.”
Mayweather won The Ring in five weight classes, the Lineal Championship in four weight classes (twice at welterweight), and retired with an undefeated record.
As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, three U.S. Golden Gloves championships (at light flyweight, flyweight, and featherweight), and the U.S. national championship at featherweight.
Floyd Mayweather’s Top Five
- Floyd Mayweather [50-0, 27 KOs]
- Pernell Whitaker [40-4-1, 17 KOs]
- Roberto Duran [103-16, 70 KOs]
- Larry Holmes [69-6, 44 KOs]
- Aaron Pryor [39-1, 35 KOs]