'Mayweather's the greatest' – Low-Key

28 May 2020 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

WINDHOEK



Jeremiah 'Low-Key' Nakathila has named former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr as the greatest of all time.

Leaving out the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and 'Sugar' Ray Leonard, the Namibian boldly stated that the American is above the rest.

“For me, Floyd Mayweather Jr is the greatest boxer because he has a style that no boxer could ever beat or meet.

“He retired undefeated, which is something most boxers before him did not manage to achieve.

“His defence and boxing style were simply unbeatable during his flourishing career,” Nakathila said.



Inspired

Nakathila, who boasts 20 fights, 19 wins and one loss, has admitted that the American boxer has been a source of inspiration for him.

While the Namibian fights differently from the American, he said he took a few skills and lessons from watching Mayweather finish off his opponents.

“I acknowledge that there were tough guys in the heavyweights and other divisions who could equally match his status, but Mayweather just did incredible things in the ring.

“He has inspired me through his way of fighting and the technique he possesses.”



About Mayweather

Mayweather competed between 1996 and 2015, and made a one-fight comeback in 2017.

During his career, he won 15 major world titles including The Ring in five weight classes, the lineal championship in four weight classes (twice at welterweight), and retired with an undefeated record.

As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, three USA Golden Gloves championships (at light flyweight, flyweight and featherweight), and the USA national championship at featherweight.

He is often referred to as the best defensive boxer in history, as well as being the most accurate puncher since the existence of CompuBox, having the highest plus–minus ratio in recorded boxing history.

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