Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Mike Tyson Launches Attack On ‘Little Scared Man’ Mayweather For Muhammad Ali Comparison

Mike Tyson has launched an astonishing attack on Floyd Mayweather, calling the unbeaten American a “little scared man” and “delusional” for comparing himself to Muhammad Ali in the build-up to Saturday’s super-fight against  Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

“He’s very delusional,” the ferocious former heavyweight champion said. “He can’t listen. If he was anywhere near that realm of greatness with Ali, he’d be able to take his children to school by himself

“He can’t take his children to school by himself and you’re talking about he’s great? Greatness is not guarding himself from the people. Greatness is being accepted by the people.

“He’s a little scared man. He’s a very small, scared man.”

Last week, welterweight Mayweather, who is unbeaten in all of his 47 professional fights, reiterated his claim that he is a better fighter than Ali, widely known as “The Greatest”.

“No disrespect to Muhammad Ali, but he did it in one division. I just look at Ali’s career when he fought Leon Spinks and lost to a fighter with seven fights,” Mayweather said.

“There were some other fights he lost and he’s still known as The Greatest because that’s what he put out there. It is what it is.

“He called himself The Greatest and I call myself TBE (The Best Ever). I’m pretty sure I’ll get criticised for what I said, but I couldn’t care less. I could care less about the backlash.”

The contest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is expected to generate more than £300m for the pair, with the spilt going 60/40 in Mayweather’s favour.

Mayweather, 38, is an 11-time, five-weight world champion, while the Filipino Pacquiao, 36,  has won versions of the world title at a record eight different weights.

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