Advertisement
Advertisement

Mayweather Ranks 3rd on BoxNation All-Time Great Poll

BoxNation's subscribers have given Floyd Mayweather a ringing endorsement ahead of his September 14th showdown with Saul Alvarez by voting him into a list of the greatest boxers of all time. Mayweather meets his Mexican rival at the MGM Grand in a WBC and WBA unification contest that has clearly captured the popular imagination of British boxing fans.

 

The poll was conducted online earlier this month and is topped by Muhammad Ali, with Sugar Ray Robinson a close second followed by Mayweather, who is the only active champion in the top ten.  


The meeting with Alvarez, 42-0-1 (30), should help cement Mayweather's legacy, assuming of course that the 44-0 (26) Las Vegas-based boxer prevails against his younger rival.

 

BoxNation General Manager Jim McMunn believes the outcome of the poll proves that the mercurial 36-year-old will pull in the punters when he takes on the 23-year-old WBA titlist, who is known as "Canelo".  “This is an indication of how highly rated Floyd Mayweather is by the fans, he is a living legend," said McMunn.

 

“However there are many who believe Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will one day join Floyd on the elite list.  The 14th September could be Mayweather’s biggest challenge to date and we are thrilled to be bringing you this massive event on BoxNation.  Boxing just doesn't get any bigger than this.”

 

Mayweather edged out Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson and Roberto Duran, amongst others, to take up his top three spot and underlined his status as the biggest boxing star on the planet, but he will have his hands full come the 14th as Alvarez bids to get his own legacy underway.

 

The full results are as follows:

 

1.    Muhammad Ali

2.    Sugar Ray Robinson

3.    Floyd Mayweather Jnr

4.    Sugar Ray Leonard

5.    Rocky Marciano

6.    Mike Tyson

7.    Joe Louis

8.    Roy Jones Jnr

9.    Roberto Duran

10. Joe Calzaghe 

BoxNation is also showing every episode of All Access: Mayweather Vs Alvarez, Showtime’s pre-fight preview shows.  The first episode went out on Monday night and Episode Two premieres on Monday, September 2 at 8pm.  Episode Three will be broadcast on Monday 9 September at 8pm.  All episodes will be screened free-to-air to Sky TV viewers.

 

Watch Mayweather Vs Alvarez LIVE and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Channel 437 and Virgin Channel 546) on Saturday 14th September.  To subscribe visit www.boxnation.com.

 

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PAC-BOY on 08-30-2013

[IMG]http://omgcutethings.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/baby-memes-omg-cute-things-083012-10.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by techliam on 08-30-2013

[QUOTE=Hitman932;13695659]The fact that the guy in your sig gets so little respect compared to lesser British fighters is better indication of how little Brits know about boxing in general.[/QUOTE] If you're referring to Carl Froch, then lol.... considering he's the…

Comment by mezoomozaa on 08-30-2013

I guess Mayweather will be out of top 30 list when we have this poll in 2050 and it is laughable to see Calzaghe name in the list ! he isn't anywhere near the top 50 !! Calzaghe Yes but…

Comment by TonitosWay on 08-30-2013

Once I saw Joe Calzaghe up there, no Willie Pep or jack Dempsey & Mike before Duran; I automatically dismissed this list as bs

Comment by WalkerSmith1921 on 08-30-2013

[QUOTE=Beater_of_ass;13694764]Robinson should be #1 always any poll that says otherwise loses all credibility with me. Seeing Joe at #10 had me laughing, though to be honest I think Floyd at #3 is a bit high but he is on his…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (213)
Top Headlines Lebedev Wonders if Hryunov Attack Was Roy Jones Related Fedor Chudinov: Ready for Anyone at Super Middleweight? Porter: I've Heard Things That About Mayweather Returning Roach Doubts Miguel Cotto Can Make 147 For Marquez Clash Salud Will Talk To Pacquiao About World Title Double in Manila Jean Pascal Cautioned To Take Signficant Time Off By Promoter Qiu Xiao Jun's Big Win Draws 200 Million TV Viewers in China Liam Williams-Nav Mansouri Set For April 2 on BoxNation Sanchez: Canelo Couldn't Hurt Cotto, What Happens With GGG? Barrera Advised By Manager To Go All Out With Andre Ward Chavez, Barrera, Morales View Canelo-GGG as The Next 'Big One' Alex Saucedo Decisions Clarence Booth: Vences Wins Khan: Being Underdog To Canelo Has Given Me an Extra Push! Fernando Carcamo Stops Daniel Echeverria In Three Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Rigondeaux at Any Time Glowacki's Coach Says Steve Cunningham Still in Play For April Cortez Expects Canelo To Slaughter Amir Khan in Rapid Fashion Jorge Linares Hopes To Return in May or June From Injury Artur Szpilka Has Surgery on Left Hand, Wants Charles Martin Arum Wonders if Amir Khan Can Pull Off a Super Bowl Upset Tyson Fury Going in New Direction? Says 'Massive Fight' Coming Dmitry Chudinov Blows Through Marat Huzeeva in Moscow Mariusz Wach's Ring Return Being Positioned For May 14 Adrian Granat Has Two Fights Set; Sprott Faces Hammer on 3/18 Joseph Diaz-Jayson Velez Set For Ward-Barrera HBO Card Lanell Bellows: Nobody Can Match My Work Ethic Hearn, Mayweather To Join Forces For UK Boxing Events Gutierrez Set For Hometown Appearance, Wants Santa Cruz Next Frank Warren Takes Aim at Boxers Having Overgrown Beards Marquez Wants 147 For Cotto, 152/153 Rehydration Clause Campillo: Kovalev Can Beat Ward, Beterbiev a Bigger Puncher Roach: Not Scared of Atlas, Don't Give a Sh*t About His Stories! McGuigan Warns Joshua To Avoid Charles Martin, For Now Frank Warren: British Boxing Showing Strength With Title Fights Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr.
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement