Ellerbe, Koncz Trade Verbal Shots Over $5 Million Fine

By Edward Chaykovsky

The advisers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are trading words over a $5 million dollar drug testing fine.

Manny Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz, told the Los Angeles Times that Team Mayweather rejected Manny's request for a $5 million penalty if either boxer comes up positive for a banned substance in a drug test. United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is handling the random drug testing protocol.

The fight is set for May 2nd from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“I have no idea what they’re thinking about,” Koncz told the paper. “If they truly wanted to clean up the sport, I think it sets a good example to the world that there’s nothing to hide. I want to put my money where my mouth is. Over the years, they’ve made accusations against us. They never requested the penalty. Manny was adamant about it. We’re not making any accusations, but it’s a reasonable request.”

Mayweather's adviser, Leonard Ellerbe, also spoke with The Times and he believes Pacquiao and Koncz are trying to get some publicity with their demand. He says USADA operates under the World Anti-Doping Agency code, and either fighter testing positive for performance enhancing drugs would ban them from boxing for four years.

“We have no plan on limiting the liability and damages if Manny tested positive,” Ellerbe said. “They must be worried if they’re bringing this up. Essentially, what they’re trying to do is put a $5 million price tag if Manny tested positive. It’s awfully suspicious to me.

“If you’re supposed to be the manager, you need to read the language in the contract before you let your fighter sign. That’s why, in my opinion, Michael Koncz is the biggest idiot in all of boxing. He obviously didn’t read the agreement before he had his client sign the agreement."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 03-22-2015

[QUOTE=SlappyJoe;15488559]I can't believe how stupid people are showing themselves to be. GET IT THROUGH TO YOUR HEADS PAC FANS: $5M is CHANGE to these fighters, their promoters and the tv networks. If either fighter gets caught roiding then THEY WILL…

Comment by Xi_ on 03-22-2015

I can't believe I read through even 25 pages of this.....pacquiao fans are short bus-level retarded...I can't even....just,!!!!

Comment by Brickyardigan on 03-22-2015

[QUOTE=jas;15487262]This is a 5 million dollar "bet" between the fighters It's seperate from any fine the commision imposes[/QUOTE] I considered you an intelligent poster at one point.. It's obvious your brain has been damaged in some capacity at this point.

Comment by Brickyardigan on 03-21-2015

[QUOTE=jondacon;15486187]Ive seen you say this a couple times. Bro the fight is worth NO WHERE NEAR a billon dollars. That would be $999Mil... this fight is worth $200+Mil with Floyd getting $120Mil and Manny getting $80mil guaranteed. Lol. "Me and…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 03-21-2015

Leonard Ellerbie should stick to what he does best, Hanging out in the tmt locker room spitting out babies

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