Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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

"Yo! Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. Yo. And dat's why…

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (76)
Top Headlines Joshua Thinks Vitali, Fiance Will Advise Klitschko To Avoid Rematch Juan Manuel Marquez Confirms June 24 in The Works For Return Froch: Joshua Showed Vulnerability, But He Will Only Get Better Chavez Jr. Vows To Erase Vegas Demons By Knocking Canelo Out Joshua Views Tyson Fury as The Next Mega-Bout at Heavyweight Omar Chavez: Our Family Dynasty Better, Now Julio Beats Canelo! Klitschko: Joshua is Vulnerable, Let's See How He Develops Joshua: I Was Definitely Tired, But I Knew That I Could Recover Video: Badou Jack Talks Ward-Kovalev, The Future at 175, More Video: Mayweather Sr. Talks McGregor, Canelo vs. Chavez Jr, More Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Punch Stats Klitschko Won't Reveal Video Prediction Made on Memory Stick Klitschko Admits He Thought Joshua Was Finished in Round Six Joshua: I Learned That I Can Definitely Knock Out Any Opponent Photos: Chavez With Vicious Stoppage of Canelo's Brother in Two Hearn: Time To Go Worldwide, Break New Markets WIth Joshua! Joshua On Board For Klitschko Rematch, Principality Stadium Eyed Photos: Joshua Knocks Klitschko Out - MONSTER Fight Gallery Photos: Scott Quigg Turns Back Simion For IBF Shot at Lee Selby Photos: Luke Campbell Stops Perez To Earn Crack at Jorge Linares Fury Reacts To Joshua: Challenge Accepted, I Will Play With You! Joshua: I Fought The Better Klitschko, Not The One Fury Beat Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua's TKO Win, Klitschko Rematch, More Klitschko Won't Reveal if He Plans To Execute Rematch Clause Parker's Trainer: Bellew Fight is Perfect Path To Anthony Joshua Chavez Gets Revenge, Destroys Alvarez in Two Rounds Parker's Trainer Feels Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook in Sixth Marrero Crushes Zambrano in One Round For WBA, IBO Belts Bellew: Joshua Has Replaced Mayweather as The King of Boxing Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Knockout of Klitschko, The Future Video: Wladimir Klitschko Post Fight - Discusses Loss To Joshua Joseph Parker Eyes Joshua For The Future, Impressed By Klitschko Klitschko: The Best Man Won, It's Really Sad That I Didn't Make It Wilder on Joshua: Fight at The End of The Year - Winner Takes All! Fury To Joshua: You Went Life and Death - I Played With Klitschko! Joshua: I Had To Dig Deep, Fought My Heart Out and Won Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie WILL NOT Box On Joshua-Klitschko Scott Quigg Decisions Viorel Simion, in Line For Lee Selby Shot
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement