This is a good take. The cherry pick thing is stupI don't consider he cherry picked, I've heard all the arguments but when I examine them in detail I realise it's just people hating. People love to hate. "Argh but he didn't fight Williams, he didn't fight Lara, he didn't fight Thurman" yeah well he couldn't of fought everyone, there's always someone you're not going to be able to fight in today's boxing, long gone are the days where you have 100 pro fights. Joe Calzaghe retires and it's "Oh he didn't fight Froch"
But when you're not hating then you look at who he DID fight.
The Golden Boy, Canelo Alvarez, Hatton, Mosley, Judah, Corrales, Chop Chop, Pacquiao and I know I'm forgetting other notable names but not only did he fight them, he won them all, no draws, that's a hall of fame resume, he was universally recognised as the number one P4P fighter in the world for longer than anyone else I can remember (if he didn't retire & come back), today we're arguing over who's number 1 P4P, when Mayweather was active there wasn't any argument, there's a reason for that.
He was the best fighter of his generation.
We saw this time and time again too.Alvarez, was young but already an undefeated champion,(correctly) seen as boxings next big star. Many Thought he’d be to young, to strong, to powerful and to much for the 36 year old Mayweather.