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Floyd Mayweather reveals all about beef with Sugar Ray Leonard

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Legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather had one of the most distinguished careers of all time, facing 50 opponents and being victorious in every fight, with 27 of those being KO victories. 

The 40-year-old famously came out of retirement to fight the notorious Conor McGregor earlier this year, and once again, found himself as the victor in the fight.

Having one of the greatest careers in the history of boxing, there is still aspects of his career that still get under his skin a little bit, one of these being the beef with another legendary fighter Sugar Ray Leonard.

The boxing world was acquainted to the beef between the two boxers when they shared Instagram comments with each other on their verified accounts.

Speaking to FightHype.com, Mayweather elaborated on the Ray Leonard beef by saying: "Remember the thing with Sugar Ray Leonard, this didn’t start with me.

"He started it with me, meaning, I seen Sugar Ray Leonard in the lobby of the Fountain Blue hotel and we talked and we was communicating because you know I take my hat off to legendary fighters.

“This is what Sugar Ray Leonard did. He was on a photo with Magic Johnson and Samuel L Jackson, he was been catty, he was taking some shots. He said you don’t know what we’re laughing at. He spoke on something, then he spoke on something else. Then the last thing I think he spoke about was saying it could be the McGregor-Mayweather fight. So that was taking shots at me.”

Mayweather added: “Then I went to him and said you’re Sugar, but I’m TBE.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor

The Mayweather family has close ties with this beef as well, as Mayweather Sr. fought Sugar Ray Leonard during his professional boxing career, only to come out as the loser in the fight.

Leonard, since then, has made it clear that if he were ever to fight Mayweather Jr., he would come out on top.

For all the boxing fans of the world, it is a dream to imagine these legendary fighters going head to head, and who knows what the outcome would have been, all we know is that it would have been a fight for the ages.

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