As Floyd Mayweather prepares for his September fight against Andre Berto, he recently was asked about the sport's greatest fighters.
Topping Mayweather's list of the best boxer of all time was -- Floyd Mayweather.
Putting himself on the top spot wasn't a shock to some observers, despite many believing Muhammad Ali is deserving of "The Greatest" nickname. What did leave some people baffled was where Ali ended up on Mayweather's list.
He recently appeared on ESPN Deportes where he discussed his top-five list:
Julio Cesar Chavez,
"He was only at one weight-class," Mayweather said of Ali. "This is me just being honest. It's so hard (picking a top-five). ... "Ali -- only one weight class and really lost to Ken Norton three times. What he did is he stood for a cause in an era when African-Americans didn't stand up for their people."
Rocky Marciano, whose 49-0 record Mayweather will try to match when he faces Berto, did not make his list either.