Floyd Mayweather revealed that Manny Pacquiao was the best fighter he came up against in his career.
The pair finally met in 2015 with Mayweather taking the victory by unanimous decision in a contest that failed to live up to years of anticipation.
But Mayweather still praised Pacquiao. He said:
“The best fighter I ever fought, probably was Manny Pacquiao. Because of his movement.
“But he’s a helluva fighter and I can see why he won so many fights and I can see why he’s going down as a Hall of Famer, it’s just certain moves that he made.”
“But the roughest fighter probably was a guy named Emanuel Augustus. The Drunken Master. He was tough.
“And Miguel Cotto was very, very physically strong. So, you’ve got different fighters, different days you feel different ways.
“So some days you can go over there and you may not feel that good but you go over there and feel superb.”