MANNY PACQUIAO has sensationally snubbed Floyd Mayweather from his Mount Rushmore of boxing.
The Filipino was asked to name his four favourite fighters of all time ahead of his clash with WBA (super) welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas early on Sunday morning.
Pacquiao, an eight-weight world champion, had no problem naming his Mount Rushmore and listed several all-time greats.
The 42-year-old told Fox Sports: “Roy Jones Jr, Julio Cesar Chavez and Muhammad Ali. And I will include, I think, Sugar Ray Leonard.”
Pacquiao’s omission of the undefeated Mayweather surprised many given his loss to the American.
The pride of the Philippines suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Money in May 2015 in a bout that was billed as The Fight of the Century.
The pair have been engaged in a war of words ever since their Las Vegas showdown, with Pacquiao recently slamming Mayweather for his exhibition bout with YouTube star Logan Paul.
Prior to the cancellation of his clash with Errol Spence Jr, Pacman said of his old rival: “He’s fighting with a YouTuber just to earn money.
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“And I’m fighting the best to add to my legacy, so that’s different.
“To fight an easy opponent for the money or to fight one of the best to add to your legacy. It’s different.
Pacquiao’s clash with Ugas came about following an injury to Spence Jr, who was discovered to have a detached retina during pre-fight medical examinations.
The Kibawe killer is refusing to underestimate his short-notice opponent but is eyeing a 40th professional knockout in Sin City.
He said: “I feel young right now. I’m just happy with what I’m doing, because boxing is my passion.
“I enjoy training camp and I’m excited to sacrifice and be disciplined every day to prepare for a fight like this.
“For the Keith Thurman fight I would do about 25 rounds a day, and now for this fight I’m doing 30 or more rounds a day.
“The coaches have had to try to stop me because I want to keep going.
“If there’s a chance for a knockout, then I’ll go for it because that’s what I want to give to the fans.
“I’m not underestimating Ugas though. He has a lot of experience in boxing and fought in the Olympics. I know I have to be very good to win this fight.”
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