LAILA Ali has delivered an absolutely stunning takedown of Floyd Mayweather after he disrespected her father Muhammad, calling the unbeaten champion “a broken person”.
Mayweather has repeatedly claimed to be a greater boxer than Ali during the lead-up to his superfight against Manny Pacquiao, taking his claims into ugly territory by questioning the legacy of the man widely regarded The Greatest Of All Time.
While Mayweather was subject to a vicious personal takedown from foe Mike Tyson yesterday, Laila Ali – herself an unbeaten boxing champion – has delivered an eloquent riposte that was not heated or nasty. It was simply perfect.
She began by saying she believed Mayweather should think himself a greater fighter than Muhammad Ali, given his standing as an unbeaten future Hall Of Famer. She politely disagreed – and then she took him apart in a flawless character dissection.
“There have been times I’ve wanted to reach out to him and have a conversation with him, because I see a little boy even though he’s a grown man. I see a broken person,” she said on CBS Sports show We Need To Talk, noting that both Mayweather’s father and uncle count among her former trainers.
“I know when you have money and you have ‘power’ and you have all these yes people around you, sometimes you don’t have that person to pull you aside and give it to you straight… see more