Boxing: Legend Hopkins chooses Pacquiao’s career over Mayweather’s
Boxing legend Bernard “executioner” Hopkins said he prefers Manny Pacquiao’s boxing career overall over Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s if he had to choose one.
The 55-year-old Hopkins was asked about who the better boxer was and replied with an interesting take in an online article.
The former middleweight champ said Filipino boxing icon fought everyone assigned to him while Mayweather fought for more lucrative outcomes.
“I’d rather have Manny Pacquiao’s legacy than Floyd Mayweather’s. Manny fought everybody and Floyd fought guys (on his watch).”
“Manny fought who his promoter wanted him to fight. And Floyd fought the guys that were financially lucrative.”
Mayweather retired with an unblemished 50-0 record which included wins over Marcos Maidana, Robert Guerrero, Canelo Alvarez, Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar Dela Hoya, Shane Mosley, and Ricky Hatton.
Pacquiao, on the other hand, is an 8-division world champion, the only fighter in history to accomplish the feat. He also defeated several of Mayweather’s opponents.
The Philippine senator has a professional record of 62 wins (39 KOs), 7 losses, and 2 draws.
The two eventually met in 2015, and the American outpointed Pacquiao to remain unbeaten during that time.