Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/29/13
This is a standard Floyd Mayweather interview. Mayweather is one of the best boxers of all-time, but the greatest of all-time is a bit of stretch. The undefeated record carries a lot of weight, but Rocky Marciano was undefeated too and not many people say he is the best boxer or even heavyweight of all-time. From 2009 to the second Pacquiao was put to sleep by Marquez, I covered everything that was going on between a possible Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. I can confidently say there were times when both fighters were at fault, but in the end, it is going to haunt Mayweather more than it does Pacquiao. Mayweather says he doesn’t care and if that is true that’s fine, but he had an opportunity to slay the dragon. No one would have been able to say anything negative about him if he did that, no matter what happened afterwards in his career. It would have been like LeBron James getting that 1st ring. LeBron was the best player in the NBA for years previous to that, but he was missing something. Unlike basketball, you don’t get a new year to start fresh in boxing. The moment has passed and neither Mayweather or Pacquiao can get it back. Mayweather makes sense when he says he can’t allow himself to believe any fighter is better than him. At his peak, he would have been a problem for any fighter, in any era, but Pacquiao fairly or not, will always be that weight, he will never be able to shake off his back.
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