Leonard Ellerbe, Eddie Hearn Throw Verbal Jabs Over Canelo-Golovkin III PPV Numbers

Matchroom Sports Chairman Eddie Hearn and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe have traded barbs on Twitter after the latter had a say on the pay-per-view numbers for the third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin held last Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

It all started after industry insider Dan Rafael claimed that the PPV numbers for the trilogy fight were between 550,000 and 575,000 buys on DAZN.

Rafael was doubtful if the money that has come through PPV will be able to cover the $75 million in purses paid out to Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) and Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs).

Meanwhile, DAZN reported that it made 1.06 million in total buy rate, but Rafael claimed that those were global numbers and not for the United States, where people are charged more for their pay-per-view than other countries.

When Rafael termed the numbers “disappointing,” Ellerbe was quick to jump in and have a dig at Eddie Hearn.

Hearn then responded and the trash talk continued on the platform.

Canelo went on to win the trilogy fight via unanimous decision after judges scored the contest 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 to remain undisputed super middleweight champion.

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