Former four weight world champion Mikey Garcia has revealed his top five pound for pound list of all time – and some of his inclusions may shock you.
Garcia announced his retirement from the sport in 2021 after winning world titles from featherweight all the way up to light welterweight, as well as even competing for the world welterweight championship against Errol Spence Jr.
As a man with such a glittering career, an all time list from Garcia is one to be respected, and he gave the following rankings in a recent interview with ESNews.
“Mayweather would be number one.
[Ricardo] ‘Finito’ Lopez two.
Juan Manuel Marquez three.
Then I’d go with someone like Ray Leonard, actually – he was badass.
And probably Pacquiao number five. That motherf***** was good.”
Garcia’s number one Mayweather is a staple on all time great lists and boasts one of the most stacked resumes of any modern fighter, having never tasted defeat in his 50 fight career.
Although some fans may not be familiar with Lopez due to the fact he competed at light flyweight and mini flyweight, he retired with a remarkable record of 51 victories, 1 draw and no defeats and stopped 38 of his opponents.
Like Garcia, Marquez held world titles in four weight classes and is best known for his epic duel with fellow Mexican Marcos Antonio Barrera, as will as his four fight saga with Pacquaio.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Ray Leonard is another fighter who is often found included in the most esteemed rankings, cementing his place in boxing folklore with his battles against Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran and Marvis Hagler during the ‘four kings’ era in the 1980s.
The inclusion of Manny Pacquiao needs little explanation. The only eight weight world champion in the history sport and an extremely entertaining fighter to boot, ‘Pac Man’ captured the hearts of fans across the world up until his retirement in 2021 at the age of 42.