Pacquiao Win Clouds Floyd vs. Manny 2
Floyd Mayweather will not fight again… At least as of the publishing of this article, and to be honest, who knows what the currently retired and alleged Chinese boxing adviser has planned next.
Yet, if Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions is to be believes, Mayweather is happy to be a spectator or promoter and not back in the ring.
“You’ve gotta understand this,” Ellerbe said in a story published by Boxing Scene.
“Think about this – if Floyd Mayweather was interested in fighting Manny Pacquiao, this fight right here would’ve never happened. Right? Floyd would’ve never let [Pacquiao] fight [Thurman]. He would’ve fought [Pacquiao] himself. Keith Thurman was a 50-50 fight. Keith could’ve won that fight. It was a close fight.”
“You’ve gotta understand, money ain’t everything,” Ellerbe said of Mayweather being in-line for a historic payday if he decided to fight Pacquiao again. “Floyd is set. He’s secure. He’s very, very, very, very wealthy.”
“He’s a fan when he wants to be,” Ellerbe said of his business partner. “He wanted to see this fight and obviously, we were promoting the fight. But he knew what happened [Saturday night] was gonna happen,” Ellerbe said of Pacquiao’s win over Thurman by split decision.
“He wasn’t surprised. That’s all he just said, ‘That doesn’t surprise me. That’s what Manny Pacquiao do.’ And he says the same thing all the time. ‘It’s different until you get up in there with that dude [Pacquiao].’ Because it looks like, ‘Oh, he little.’ But Manny Pacquiao is strong. He’s awkward. Fast feet. Fast hands. You know, and again, he looked fresh. And I know what that comes from – great rest. They worked smarter instead of harder in camp and that was the difference, in my opinion, why he looked so fresh against a young guy.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene