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.
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