Ellerbe Blasts Loma For Trashing Mayweather
When it comes to talking smack about a potential opponent, Leonard Ellerbe had no qualms with Vasyl Lomachenko calling out Gervonta Davis.
Yet, when the unified lightweight champion came after Floyd Mayweather’s legacy, the Mayweather Promotions CEO would not stand for it.
“I have zero respect for (Lomachenko) for his comments that he made about Floyd’s legacy,” Ellerbe told BoxingScene.com. “The Tank (Davis) stuff, that’s fight talk, so you ignore that.
“Floyd Mayweather has accomplished more in his career than this kid would ever accomplish, for starters, and whoever advised him or told him to make those comments as it relates to Floyd’s career, that wasn’t very smart.”
Lomachenko’s opinion of Mayweather has not been high, telling Teddy Atlas in March that he doesn’t view the retired boxer as an athlete..
“They are businessmen, they are not athletes,” Lomachenko told Atlas. “They are making money. I am an athlete and I want to fight with the top fighters for history. For my history and for boxing history.”
Ellerbe thinks those comments, plus Lomachenko offering to fight Davis for free at 130 pounds will haunt the Ukrainian.
“Whoever put that battery pack in (Lomachenko) to say those things, they should know it will come back to haunt them,” Ellerbe said.
“Look, this is the fact, I think he’s an excellent fighter, let’s start with that,” Ellerbe continued.
“But worry about what you have going on and we worry about our fighter. (Top Rank) knows that fight isn’t ready, but I’m very confident that Gervonta Davis beats him.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene