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Posted: Sep 23, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Former six division world champion Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) has said that Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) is not “The Best Ever” (TBE) boxer saying that he talks much about himself.

The ex-champion said that there are lots of better fighters in the past that were superior fighters to Mayweather, that he felt could be the TBE.

In retrospect, De La Hoya said that he had beaten Mayweather in their first fight in May 2007 even as Mayweather was technically given the victory by a 12 round split decision by the scores of 116-112, 115-113 for Mayweather, and 115-113 for De La Hoya.

Speaking further, De La Hoya asserted Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Julio Cesar Chavez are some of the fighters that could be potentially rated as TBE.

According to him, “When he (Mayweather) says he’s ‘The Best Ever’ [TBE], it’s not true. It’s just not true, I’m just speaking the facts,” De La Hoya said about Mayweather to esnewsreporting

“For me, the best ever and for a lot of people, is Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Julio Cesar Chavez. There are tons and tons of fighters out there.

“My fight with him, I beat him. So you want to say you’re the best ever. I’m going to say that you’re not. A lot of people are saying you’re not. It’s the truth. I’m not bringing him down. Don’t be telling people you’re ‘The Best Ever,’” De La Hoya said.

Some analysts said De La Hoya was said to have deserved at least a draw if not a win over Mayweather in the fight, but he found himself getting shafted by the scores by two of the judges.

Hoya speaking further argued that Mayweather’s fights were often less than entertaining to watch as fans were getting their money’s worth.

“I’m not sure that you can say that about Mayweather. He clearly wasn’t exciting like Sugar Ray Robinson, Ali, Tommy Hearns, Sugar Ray Leaonard, Jack Johnson, Chavez or Dempsey.

“Mayweather was exciting as fighters like Julian Jackson, Nigel Benn and Gerald McClellan, and few boxing fans would ever attempt to make the argument that those fighters deserved to be seen as TBE. For a fighter to be ‘The Best Ever,’ he should have been an exciting fighter that entertained the masses.”

Concluding the interview, Mayweather was said to be a fighter with a defensive style of avoiding exchanging with his opponents as it made many of his fights quite boring to watch.

Hence, Mayweather’s fights against Andre Berto, Manny Pacquiao, Robert Guerrero and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez were said to be typical examples of how dull Mayweather could be when focusing on his defense.