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Floyd Mayweather slams welterweight rankings after being named behind Sugar Ray Leonard


FLOYD MAYWEATHER has hit out at a recent all-time best welterweights list – after being named behind Sugar Ray Leonard.

Money, 43, was left furious by the rankings, claiming Leonard doesn’t deserve top spot as he lost to a lightweight, Roberto Duran, during his career.

 Mayweather has criticised the rankings, which have him below Sugar Ray Leonard

Mayweather has criticised the rankings, which have him below Sugar Ray Leonard

 Mayweather reckons Leonard should be lower, as he lost to lightweight Roberto Duran

Mayweather reckons Leonard should be lower, as he lost to lightweight Roberto Duran

Mayweather retired with a career record of 50-0 and believes he deserves to be higher.

The American failed to reveal where the unknown rankings placed him on their list – adding they were sent to him by a friend.

Mayweather told FightHype: “It was crazy, someone sent me something about ‘The Best Welterweights’.

“They had Sugar Ray Leonard No1.

“Like I said before, he was the guy that paved the way for myself.

“But how can you have a guy ranked No1 when his first loss was to a lightweight, Roberto Duran?

“And then they also talked about me facing [Juan Manuel] Marquez, which was at catchweight of 144lbs.

“But this same guy, Marquez, knocked out their No3 ranked welterweight – because they had Pacquiao No3.

“He got knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez.

“They were trying to say that basically he [Marquez] was too small for me.”

Mayweather continued his rant, saying: “But he wasn’t too small for Pacquiao.

“It’s crazy how all these ratings go nowadays. Of course, fighters are gonna always say, ‘I would’ve done this, I should be ranked here.’

“But a lot of these so-called boxing experts, it’s just crazy how these guys are experts.

“If you’re an expert, you’ve gotta really do your homework before you speak on certain things about boxing.”

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Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk

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