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Ellerbe Feels Thurman Not Tested Enough For Mayweather

By Edward Chaykovsky

Leonard Ellerbe, CEO for Mayweather Promotions, says unbeaten puncher Keith Thurman (22-0, 20KOs) has yet to beat the type of opposition to secure him a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26KOs). Both fighters work with adviser Al Haymon, but that isn't enough to get Mayweather. Thurman has already been demanding a fight with Mayweather.

Ellerbe says the young knockout artist must test himself against a higher tier of opponent. Thurman is back on April 26th, when he faces former champion Julio Diaz at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

"Who?," Ellerbe said when initially asked about Thurman on Shade 45 Satellite radio. "I've heard of him. All of these young and up and coming fighters want to be a part of the Mayweather sweepstakes because at the end of the day it's about getting paid.  Who has [Thurman] fought? The young, up and coming fighters - they get in there with [regular] guys, and until you are tested you can't step to this level and talk about getting in there with the best ever to do it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weebler I on 04-01-2014

[QUOTE=Pigeons;14383882]I wish Floyd had more than 4 fights left in him. I want to see him fight Thurman, Khan, Broner, Garcia, Matthysse, Porter, Lara.[/QUOTE] All decent fights except Garcia. There is no point in that bout, if Herrera can outpoint…

Comment by Muscles72 on 04-01-2014

[QUOTE=mstewart;14385000]Floyd cant win with you real housewives of BoxingScene. No matter who that dude fights they are going to be the one to beat him. then when he beats them, all of a sudden they are bums. SMH. Yall was…

Comment by Muscles72 on 04-01-2014

Ellerbe is right although Thurman is looking good and going right through his opponents I'm sure he'll do well but who has he beat? Who has he fought he has yet to fight top contenders I think he is definitely…

Comment by -=Shade=- on 04-01-2014

[QUOTE=rogdogx;14385858]i'd bet my life saving if floyd and thurman fought there would be absolutely no way floyd would leave thurman unconscious. the opposite is more likely imo. floyd isn't stopping a big welter. hell he isn't stopping a small welter…

Comment by Xi_ on 04-01-2014

[QUOTE=The Tase;14386019]no wonder floyd doesnt want to fight him. Gotta scour the scene for robert guerreros, victor ortizes, and amir khans of the world. :lol1:[/QUOTE] all of the above that you've just mentioned who are more proven than thurman and…

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