Floyd Mayweather: Three fights from greatness?
by Steve Mackay: Floyd Mayweather Jr, love him or hate him, everyone has an opinion on him. That is why he is such a blockbuster pay per view attraction, but is he just three fights away from being viewed as the greatest of all time? The three fights would, of course, are the “Sugar” Shane Mosley, which I see being a really competitive fight due to Shane’s size and speed but I just can’t see past Floyd on this one, the 2nd fight would be against Manny Pacquiao, if they can get over the problems with Bob Arum and drug testing (which I think is a good idea).
I think Mayweather wins this bout with more ease than a lot of people think. Sure, Pacquiao throws a lot of punches but he has almost zero defense and Floyd would potshot him all night long. You have to remember Joshua Clottey, Pacquiao’s last opponent, hit Manny with practically every punch he threw.
Agreed, it wasn’t much but he still hit him. The last bout which I think would seal his legacy would in my view be the hardest of his career is Paul Williams, with his height and Pacquiao-like work rate. I honestly think Mayweather would struggle big time in this bout and this honestly would be a pick em fight but let’s say he wins would that be enough in these 3 fights to call himself the greatest of all time?