FLOYD MAYWEATHER has named his favourite boxers of all time.
But the iconic gloveman controversially left Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson off his list while running through some of the sport’s top names.
Mayweather, 45, is regarded as one of boxing’s greatest fighters after retiring with a stunning 50-0 record.
The American is now set to fight Aaron Chalmers at the O2 Arena in a money-spinning exhibition later this month.
But after taking a break from training, Mayweather went live on Instagram with FatJoe to discuss his favourite boxers in the ring.
Mayweather cited greats such as Larry Holmes and Pernell Whitaker as he came up with a list of five, including himself.
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But the American found no room to include countrymen Ali and Tyson, arguably the two best boxers of all time.
Reflecting on his list, which also included Roberto Duran and Aaron Pryor, Mayweather declared: “We’ve 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.
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Mayweather’s top five fighters
Floyd Mayweather’s favourite five boxers… including himself:
- 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)
“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.
“Aaron Pryor, the only reason why Aaron Pryor lost a fight was because of drugs.
“He lost only one fight because of drugs.”
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