Floyd Mayweather says he's better than Ali [+video]

In a recent interview with Stephen Smith for ESPN’s new Youtube channel First Take, Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he is better than boxing legends Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson.

While inside a car being interviewed, the undefeated American champion said, “No one can ever brainwash me to believe... to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali [were] better than me. No one can ever brainwash me and tell me that.”

He was quick to add though that he respects them, “But one thing I will do, I’m going to take my hats off to them and respect those guys ‘cause those are the guys that paved the way for me where I’m at today.”

When pressed further on why he thinks he is better than Ali, the answer of Floyd Mayweather was “Huh, he only fought in one weight class. Leon Spinx beat him when he has seven fights. No one would put a fighter in there with Floyd Mayweather with seven fights.”

He clarified further by stating that it isn’t cool for a fighter, such as him, to “Lay on the ropes and let a man tire himself out from beating you and when he is basically fatigued you hit him with a few punches and he go on and quit you and gonna be glorified for that? Absolutely not. Not me,” all while driving his Bentley.

During a telecast, Smith clarified that it was Floyd Mayweather who instigated that topic and that he didn’t ask.

Watch the interview in the following video and judge for yourself.