George Foreman has reportedly added his own perspective to the debate over whether or not Floyd Mayweather is a better fighter than Muhammad Ali.
According to TMZ, Foreman believes that Floyd Mayweather is right — he is the better fighter.
George Foreman — Mayweather Is Better Than Muhammad Ali http://t.co/HrAP8yfMNs
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 24, 2015
However, in his statement, George Foreman went a little further than just placing Floyd Mayweather up against Muhammad Ali in that comparison. The two-time World Heavyweight Champion also placed himself right alongside Ali in the same boat.
“Pound for pound, Floyd [Mayweather] is better than me and Muhammad Ali ever were.”
Foreman further stated that the current generation of boxers overall is filled with a class of much better fighters than the athletes who competed during his lengthy career.
“This is a better generation by far. They’re smarter, they’re stronger, they’re overall just better fighters. We were good and we liked the attention that we got. But boxing is on a different level. This is an amazing generation.”
To say that George Foreman was a phenomenal fighter would be a major understatement. The Olympic Gold medalist won his first heavyweight championship title against Joe Frazier back in 1973.
Even though he lost his title in 1977 to Muhammad Ali, “The Rumble in the Jungle” is still viewed by boxing fans and critics alike as one of the greatest boxing matches in the history of the sport.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) April 22, 2015
Foreman was still impressive in the ring well into his 40s, especially since he won the heavyweight championship title again after knocking out 27-year-old Michael Moorer at the age of 45.
— TheTitleFight.com (@TheTitleFight) November 6, 2014
Therefore, George Foreman is perhaps one of the most qualified people to weigh in on this particular topic or any topic related to the sport.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Floyd Mayweather made headlines earlier this week with his highly-debated claim that he was a better fighter than the likes of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson.
Targeting such things as Ali’s rope-a-dope boxing technique and his loss to Leon Spinks, Mayweather expressed his controversial opinion during an interview with Stephen A. Smith for ESPN First Take.
Mayweather was slammed and mocked via social media for his comments, especially by longtime boxing fans who believe Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer of all time. However, it is apparently clear that boxing legend and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee George Foreman agrees with him.
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