Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao has named his Mount Rushmore of boxing - and it doesn't include his career rival, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
As he nears his upcoming ring return, Pacquiao was asked to name his four favorite fighters of all-time.
"Roy Jones Jr, Julio Cesar Chavez and Muhammad Ali. And I will include, I think, Sugar Ray Leonard," Pacquiao said to Fox Sports.
Pacquiao, 42-years-old, will continue his career on Saturday night when he challenges WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Mayweather in May of 2015, in what is still the most financially lucrative fight in the history of the sport.
Mayweather retired back in August of 2017, but he recently came back for an exhibition fight with Youtube star Logan Paul.
“He’s fighting with a YouTuber just to earn money. 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 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."