Floyd Mayweather uncle Jeff Mayweather was not pleased how ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas responded after his nephew beat McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather uncle Jeff Mayweather is usually the more reserved of the Mayweathers – but when it comes to giving his opinion when he’s asked – he tends to tell it like it is.
We are now nearly a week removed from the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight.
This week fight fans have been talking about Mayweather’s legacy, his record of 50-0 (27KO) and where he stands overall in the all time great boxers list, pound for pound.
Former two-time world champion Paulie Malignaggi mentioned this week that for him Mayweather is the best ever boxer to step in the ring.
I can recall asking Lennox Lewis that question one time on Twitter, to which the former heavyweight champion responded:
“He’s certainly up there in the running.”
That was when Mayweather was 47-0 before the Manny Pacquiao fight.
Following the McGregor fight ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas was reported to have said that he would not put Mayweather in his top 25 pound for pound best boxer all time list.
Floyd Mayweather uncle Jeff Mayweather has responded to that on Fight Hype YouTube (hat tip) with the following:
Strong words from Jeff there. I tend to agree certainly on the point of Golovkin.
Why should Mayweather need to move up all the way to middleweight, way out of his natural weight class after winning world titles over five weight categories throughout his career to take on Golovkin?
That same logic is almost one that never ends. Where does it stop after that? Does he have to then move up to super-middleweight and light-heavyweight?
Weight classes are there for a reason, after all.
For a fighter to win world titles in five different weight divisions over the course of two decades is an achievement that is very, very rare in itself.