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Ellerbe Would Not Advise Mayweather To Fight Again

By Carlos Boogs

Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, would not advise Floyd Mayweather Jr. to fight again - once the boxer fully retires from the sport.

Mayweather claims his upcoming fight with Andre Berto will be the final professional outing of his 19-year career. The fight takes place on September 12th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

But what if Mayweather has a change of heart in a couple of months? What if he calls up Ellerbe and says 'Leonard, there is a guy out there who I want to fight and I know I can beat. I want to come back for one more.'

"Floyd knows how I feel about this stuff. We've had discussions. Boxing is a lot of wear and tear. What you guys see is what goes on in here [pointing to the ring]. Being a promoter and the things that are required from him - it's a lot. We put on the biggest fights in the history of the sport," Ellerbe said.

"He's not just required to perform in here, he's required to have influence, provide direction, everything as it relates to the success of our events. His responsibilities are more than just being [in the ring]. He has so much on his plate that I just can't say enough. I wouldn't want to be Floyd Mayweather Jr."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wlliam on 08-31-2015

[QUOTE=!! Shawn;16007881]What a dellusional FLoyd tard, thinking Berto is just as good as port Thurman or Khan? Hell even Petereson is better than Berto, and a rematch with Guerrero, Special K, Erol Spence, Andrade, Bradley, Bassically its harder to name…

Comment by Fetta on 08-31-2015

He doesnt need to. The man is 38 and, if he wins, he will retire as an ATG, HOF, and the best of this era with his mind and body still functioning properly. No need to fight anymore but up…

Comment by etech1 on 08-31-2015

He says he is the best EVER, and he picks berto as his last fight. Complete joke!

Comment by MrFynest on 08-31-2015

haha! Ellerbe is so full of it. Floyd is your bread and butter. If it were really your choice you'd want him to fight as many years as he physically can. Another ploy to try and convince us that this…

Comment by The plunger man on 08-31-2015

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;16007363]Most boxers end their careers badly. I don't think that analogy holds true for the great fighters of their eras. Ali lost to Berbick. Tyson lost to some random European iirc. That analogy is for active fighters & if…

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