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Mayweather, Ellerbe Explain The Amir Khan Poll Dispute

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, explained the details with Floyd's recent poll, where fans were allowed to vote for his May 3rd opponent. The two choices were Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana. After all of the votes were tallied up, Khan held on to a healthy lead to win the poll. 

Khan believed that in winning the poll he was guaranteed the Mayweather fight. However, a few days later Mayweather would officially announce Maidana as the opponent. 

Mayweather explains that Khan may have won his poll, but he also looked at other polls where the British star was being blown away by Maidana in the voting.

"He was the winner of my poll, but on other polls he was being blown out," Mayweather said.

Ellerber chimed in to further detail the aftermath of the poll.

"Let me clear this up, Floyd has over 11 million followers on his different platforms. All of that was taken into consideration. People only focus on one thing. Floyd don't only have a Twitter, he has an Instragram and a Facebook. The first tweet he put out, I know for a fact there were over 50,000 comments over the first two hours that weren't tracking. But I had to go back. Me and my team had to go back and read every one [of those comments] and trust me Maidana was an overwhelming favorite with Floyd's 11 million followers," Ellerbe said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Foreign Soil on 03-11-2014

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Comment by Richard Wadd on 03-11-2014

Khan is so fast and skilled and smart. Garcia, Peterson, and Prescott got lucky. Maidana and Diaz were lucky to fight close fights with Khan.

Comment by dc3383 on 03-10-2014

[QUOTE=A-Wolf;14313171]Two words: Distance Control.[/QUOTE] If he was better at distance control then he would never be laying on his neck and he certainly doesn't control distance better than Floyd.

Comment by richardt on 03-10-2014

Yeah that amazing speed from Khan dazzled Prescott and made it to where Peterson was hopeless in there and Garcia couldn't even land a hard punch and Diaz never won a round! Now if what I just said was actually…

Comment by deanrw on 03-10-2014

The poll had nothing to do with the decision. It had everything to do with public outcry from them trying to even justify Khan as an opponent. It did not wash so they backtracked. The Poll was just put in…

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