By Ryan Burton
Rising lightweight prospect Ladarius "Memphis" Miller (17-1) put on one of the best performances of his careers on August 3rd in Las Vegas in a Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce TV main event. He defeated Dennis Galarza via unanimous decision by the scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 96-94.
Mayweather Promotions' CEO Leonard Ellerbe was very pleased with his fighter's performance and expects him to keep improving.
"H was very dominant. He boxed really smart. We are looking for big things down the road from Memphis. He is staying active. He is young and active. He is dedicated. It is very exciting," explained Ellerbe.
Earlier that day, Tevin Farmer was success in winning the vacant IBF super featherweight title against Billy Dib in Australia. The Philadephia native had lost a controversial decision for the same title in December against Kenichi Ogawa in Las Vegas but the result was later overturned when it was revelaed that Ogawa had tested positive for a banned substance.
Farmer and Mayweather Promotions' Gervonta "Tank" Davis have verbally sparred over the past several months and Farmer reiterated his desire to face the WBA champion after his title winning performance.
When asked about the potential match up, Ellerbe indicated that they are on the same page as Farmer.
"We want that fight too," said Ellerbe.
Our conversation ended with Ellerbe's thoughts on Conor McGregor, who hasn't fought since being stopped by Floyd Mayweather last August in one of the biggest grossing boxing events of all time..
McGregor made his boxing debut, at 154-pounds, and did well in the early rounds - but he faded down the stretch and was stopped by Mayweather in the tenth,
Last week, the UFC announced that McGregor would be facing lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is unbeaten in the octagon, on October 6th.
Despite not fighting in MMA since 2016, Ellerbe is predicting a showcase performance by the UFC superstar.
"I expect him to go back in there and put on a dominant performance. He is very tough but what more can you say about the double champ," Ellerbe told BoxingScene.com.
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