Floyd Mayweather is well and truly one of the greatest ever to step inside the boxing ring. With a record of 50-0, it is safe to say that he is the greatest multiple weight champion of all time. However, he has had his fair share of tough opponents too, despite not losing a single fight.
Mayweather’s last boxing fight came in August 2017, when he took on UFC’s Conor McGregor who was making his debut. He won the fight via. TKO in the 10th round, to make it 50 an impressive 50 wins in his career.
He recently spoke to ‘Million Dollaz Worth Of Game’ podcast, highlighting the best and the toughest fighter he has ever fought against. The best fighter he felt that he fought against was quite an obvious one, while he named two fighters in the toughest category.
‘It’s just certain moves he makes‘ – Floyd Mayweather
The best fighter Mr Money felt that he faced was Manny Pacquiao. Speaking about the PacMan, he said, “The best fighter I ever fought probably was Manny Pacquiao. It’s because of his movement. He’s a hell of a fighter and I can see why he won so many fights and I can see why he’s going down as a Hall of Famer. It’s just certain moves he makes.”
The fight took place on the 2nd of May, 2015, as Mayweather won the fight via. unanimous decision. He thereby retained the WBA (Unified), WBC, and The Ring welterweight titles and Won the WBO welterweight title.
‘The ‘Drunken Master’ was tough‘ – Floyd Mayweather on the toughest opponent he has faced
The first hard-as-nails fighter Mayweather named was Emmanuel ‘The Drunken Master’ Augustus. Mayweather said, “The roughest fighter probably was a guy named Emmanuel Augustus. The ‘Drunken Master’ was tough. He was just tough.” The pair fought way back in October 2000, as Mayweather won via. TKO in the ninth round.
Another opponent Mayweather named was Miguel Cotto. “Miguel Cotto was very, very physically strong,” Mayweather said, speaking of Cotto.
The pair met at MGM Grand Garden Arena on the 5th of May, 2012, as Mayweather won the fight via. unanimous decision, thereby winning the WBA (Super) light middleweight title.