By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Floyd Mayweather heaped praise on Billy Joe Saunders when discussing the boxer last year and also had words for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the Brit’s next opponent.
Speaking at an event in Sheffield, Mayweather gave his thoughts on the UK boxing scene.
He asked the crowd: “Don’t you guys have Kell Brook? Kell Brook’s a helluva fighter.
“Billy Saunders is from the UK also.
“Me myself, I think Kell Brook is one of the best fighters from the UK and I also think Billy Saunders is one of the best fighters from the UK.”
When asked about Saunders’ potential fight, Mayweather replied: “Anything can happen in the sport of boxing…
Following his knockout win over Kovalev in a jump up to light-heavyweight, many now regard Canelo as the best fighter in the sport, with Ring magazine placing him at the top of their rankings.
Mayweather, though, disagreed. “It’s a couple guys that’s up there in pound-for-pound,” he said.
“Right now if I had to say the guy that’s number one in pound-for-pound and I’m not just saying this because [I promote him].
“The most exciting fighter in boxing right now is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, he’s the most exciting.
“22-0 with 21 knockouts, hands down Gervonta Davis is the most exciting fighter in the sport of boxing right now.
“And pound-for-pound I would have to say Terence Crawford. Terence Crawford is the number one guy pound-for-pound.”