Sulaiman ranks Floyd among all-time greats
WORLD Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman has ranked undefeated pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr as among the top five best of all-time in the intermediate divisions of boxing.
Sulaiman made the assessment in a WBC Internet article on Mayweather who officially retired after a lop-sided twelve round unanimous decision over former two-time champion Andre Berto who had lost three of his previous six fights.
The WBC said that last Saturday could be the last time that the best pound for pound fighter stepped into the ring saying that “the near perfect example of the art of boxing “punch and not be punched” philosophy Floyd Mayweather said farewell.
It said the superstar of boxing knows that the time of retirement has arrived and he’ll be exalted as one of the best ever.
The internet site said “the undeniable realiy is that Floyd has been known as an ‘invincible’ handling the art of defense to brilliant perfection. A ultra smart boxer wgi deciphers his rival’s style and who maintains focus with sublime technique.”
Regarded as a master of boxing the WBC said Mayweather knows luxury and how to enjoy it and referred to him as someone who has always been “The Talk and the Topic” inside and outside the ring and excelling at what he does best…boxing.
While mentioning those who claimed Floyd avoided exposure to rivals who once appeared dangerous, the WBC said “let’s be fair and honest. Mayweather fought and defeated all those fkighters many expected that any of those fights could be slugfests but Floyd is not that type of fighter, He woukls never go down that path because he knows full well that the essence of boxing is to punch without getting punched. In this way his style was often misunderstood.”
The WBC contends the truth is that “Money” has changed history. His name will always be remembered as a boxing icon.
It said Floyd showed his intelligence in deciding to retire even though he could still make a mint of money but he decided to finish on his terms at the height of his powers and the pinnacle of his career. His physical and mental facilities are strong, sharp and intact and he has gloriously fulfilled each of his multiple objectives.