I'M BETTER THAN ALI â€“ MAYWEATHER
Floyd Mayweather has claimed he is better than Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson ahead of his super-fight with Shane Mosley in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Mayweather, 33, is unbeaten in 40 fights but 38-year-old Mosley's WBA welterweight title is not at stake.
'What makes them (Ali and Robinson) any better than I am?' said Mayweather.
'Muhammad Ali is one hell of a fighter but Floyd Mayweather is the best. Sugar Ray Robinson is one hell of a fighter but Floyd Mayweather is the best.'
Mosley is widely expected to give five-weight world champion Mayweather - regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer fighting today - one of his toughest fights.
Mayweather has not paid the World Boxing Association in order to sanction the encounter as a world title bout and his manager Leonard Ellerbe said, 'Floyd's already the best fighter in the world, why does he need to fight for a belt to prove that?'
Mayweather added that, while a victory over three-weight world champion Mosley would enhance his legacy, he rated his rival as merely 'a solid welterweight.'