Mike Tyson Absolutely Ruins Floyd Mayweather For Muhammad Ali Comparison

Mike Tyson Absolutely Ruins Floyd Mayweather For Muhammad Ali Comparison

For almost all professional boxers, one name stands out above the rest in terms of who they would like to emulate. Muhammad Ali. I mean, there’s a reason Ali earned the moniker “The Greatest” during his illustrious career, and not just for his actions inside the ring. More than just a sportsman, Ali was a cultural icon, revered by contemporaries and fans alike.

Which is why when Floyd Mayweather claimed that he was better than Ali, it wasn’t received very well…

Reacting to what Mayweather said in a recent interview, Mike Tyson explained how he isn’t impressed with “Money’s” bold claims:

“He’s very delusional. Listen, if he was anywhere near that realm of great as Muhammad Ali, he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself. OK, he can’t take his kids to school by himself, and he’s talking about he’s great? Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people. ‘It’s being accepted by the people. He can’t take his kids alone to school by himself. He’s a little scared man. He’s a very small, scared man.”

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Meanwhile, Mayweather has predictably taken to social media to show off his wealth following his absolute destruction of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasakawa on New Year’s Eve. In that fight, Mayweather abandoned the conservative, defensive style of boxing that had been his MO for most of his later career, and instead chose to attack his undersized opponent with a barrage of well-timed strikes to end the bout in just over 2 minutes.

Mayweather was paid an incredible $9,000,000 for that exhibition, and, as always, has had no qualms showing off both his luxury vehicles, and the absolutely staggering amount of money he made, to the public.

In terms of what’s next for Mayweather, despite claiming following the NYE exhibition that he was retired, talks of Floyd facing off against another MMA import in Khabib Nurmagomedov persist. The rumours have compounded since Khabib’s manager confirmed that the Russian will not be fighting former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson, despite many in the MMA sphere assuming that fight was next for Khabib.