Floyd Mayweather heads top boxers of all-time list, Muhammad Ali fourth – Stuff.co.nz


Floyd Mayweather Jr never lost in his 21-year professional career, winning world titles in five divisions.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr never lost in his 21-year professional career, winning world titles in five divisions.

​Floyd Mayweather Jr has been named as the greatest boxer of all-time – with Muhammad Ali fourth.

In the rankings compiled by respected boxing website Box Rec, the undefeated US welterweight headed the list from former rival Manny Pacquiao and Argentinian middleweight Carlos Monzon.

Ali, who used to refer to himself as “The Greatest” was listed at No 4 as the top heavyweight.

Manny Pacquiao, right, throws a right at Keith Thurman during their recent WBA welterweight title fight.

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Manny Pacquiao, right, throws a right at Keith Thurman during their recent WBA welterweight title fight.

Unsurprisingly, Mayweather agreed with the rankings.

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“Numbers don’t lie and boxrec told the truth,” Mayweather wrote on his social media accounts.

Numbers don’t lie and boxrec told the truth.
@greg_tmt@badiesel1pic.twitter.com/wTF4dI39C3

— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 13, 2019

Mayweather, 42, has won world titles in five different weight classes over a 21-year career. That earned him 2256 points on the Box Rec rankings, way ahead of Pacquiao (1629).

The two fought each other in 2015 with Mayweather winning.

Monzon, who died in 1995, was the undisputed middleweight championship for seven years. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison for killing his wife 1988.

Muhammad Ali, left, with promoter Don King and Joe Frazier. The heavyweight great was fourth in the list.

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Muhammad Ali, left, with promoter Don King and Joe Frazier. The heavyweight great was fourth in the list.

Ali was in fourth spot ahead of Bernard Hopkins, Sugar Ray Robinson and Joe Louis.

AT A GLANCE

Box Rec’s Top 10 Greatest of All-Time:Floyd Mayweather Jr (2256 points), Manny Pacquiao (1629), Carlos Monzon (1588), Muhammad Ali (1485), Bernard Hopkins (1470), Sugar Ray Robinson (1469), Joe Louis (1466), Archie Moore (1289), Oscar De La Hoya (1262), Julio Cesar Chavez (1202).  

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