Mayweather names his top five greatest boxers of all time, leaves out Ali and Tyson

Floyd Mayweather has raised a few eyebrows with his list of the top five boxers of all time.

Big names like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are absent from his ranking, with legendary fighters such as Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Leonard also missing out.

Mayweather names his top five greatest boxers of all time, leaves out Ali and Tyson

Floyd Mayweather retired with a perfect 50-0 record

Mayweather names his top five greatest boxers of all time, leaves out Ali and Tyson

Pernell Whitaker held the undisputed WBA, WBC & IBF lightweight titles, the IBF super-lightweight title, the WBC welterweight title and the WBA super-welterweight title

Speaking on FatJoe’s Instagram Live, Mayweather was asked to name four other boxers to sit alongside himself in the top five.

He said: “We got to go Pernell Whitaker. I’mma go Roberto Duran, man you put me in a tight predicament.

“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.

Mayweather names his top five greatest boxers of all time, leaves out Ali and Tyson

Duran was arguably the greatest lightweight ever and became one of the ‘four kings’ at welterweight and middleweight

Mayweather names his top five greatest boxers of all time, leaves out Ali and Tyson

Holmes dominated the heavyweight division for several years

“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.”

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)

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