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MOHAMED ALI, THE WORLD’S BEST BOXER By Mayuto Correa – April 23, 2015 I was expecting Floyd Mayweather’s sign of a fall. He is known to be the best fighter of today. This article is not to deny his status or qualities, but is to register his change of behavior, based on his statement about he being better than Mohamed Ali. That is a sudden change; an arrogance and disrespect, towards Ali – perhaps a sign of his decadence, because his pseudo superiority can’t ever be compared to Ali’s real records. Throughout his career, his main weakness has been his passiveness as an attacker, in order to maintain a solid defense. His tactic puts him in a category apart from Ali’s, who was a master attacker, so intensely, that gave no chance to his opponent to attack. Floyd’s career is memorable by his consistency as a winner; but so was Ali’s. Ironically, Floyd’s modesty, during his fights and interviews is a great mark too. In character, when he is compared to Ali, Floyd is a true winner. Perhaps his good behavior was a force behind his Success because respect to others always give us strength, precision endurance and confidence – Floyd has all that. Ali had that too, without showing respect to his opponents. Arrogance is common in boxing, mainly to intimidate the adversary, which can work for or against the perpetrator. Floyd has been showing honorable principles up to now, two weeks prior to his fight with Manny Pacquiao. This could be Floyd’s last fight because his decadence is a fact and, regardless of this fight’s result, his change of behavior indicates his end of career. It was a “low blow” not against a common adversary, but a retired fighter, the greater, Ali. But in the end, it’s clear that Floyd Mayweather is second in the rank of best boxer of all times. Ali’s performances and total control of his fights were never seen before or after him; his physical power and confidence were devastating, he was, mind and body, an invulnerable machine in control of the ring. Floyd has also great qualities which gives him advantage against his adversaries, but not enough to beat Ali, even now that, ironically, the fight between them is happening off the ring. Ali’s place as the all time best boxer of the world cannot be challenged by Floyd. MAYUTO CORREA.

I was expecting Floyd Mayweather’s sign of a fall. He is known to be the best fighter of today. This article is not to deny his status or qualities, but is to register his change of behavior, based on his statement about he being better than Mohamed Ali. That is a sudden change; an arrogance […]

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