Mike Tyson has blasted unbeaten American boxer, Floyd Mayweather, and called him “a little scared man” and “delusional” for comparing himself to Muhammad Ali in the build-up to Saturday’s super-fight against Manny Pacquiao.
The former heavyweight champion said. ‘He’s very delusional. He can’t listen. If he was anywhere near that realm of greatness with Ali, he’d be able to take his children to school by himself
“He can’t take his children to school by himself and you’re talking about he’s great? Greatness is not guarding himself from the people. Greatness is being accepted by the people.
“He’s a little scared man. He’s a very small, scared man.”
So it happened that Last week, Mayweather, who is unbeaten in all of his 47 professional fights, said that he is a better fighter than Muhammad Ali, who was widely known as “The Greatest”.
“No disrespect to Muhammad Ali, but he did it in one division. I just look at Ali’s career when he fought Leon Spinks and lost to a fighter with seven fights,” Mayweather said.
“There were some other fights he lost and he’s still known as The Greatest because that’s what he put out there. It is what it is.”
“He called himself The Greatest and I call myself TBE (The Best Ever). I’m pretty sure I’ll get criticised for what I said, but I couldn’t care less. I could care less about the backlash.”