With Oscar De La Hoya set for a Sept. 11 exhibition against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, the 48-year-old “Golden Boy” stated on Saturday that his huge purpose is to do two fights (or, extra probably, “fights”) after which have a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.
We questioned then whether or not or not Mayweather, 44, would have any curiosity in doing something with De La Hoya — an actual struggle that counts on data far much less probably, however an exhibition additionally in all probability unlikely. And Mayweather Promotions’ Leonard Ellerbe confirms that their aspect has little interest in De La Hoya, 14 years after Mayweather beat him in an enormous pay-per-view occasion.
“Completely not, it’ll by no means occur,” Ellerbe instructed The Jake Asman Show on SportsMap Radio. “There may be zero curiosity in doing it. Oscar De La Hoya’s simply attempting to make use of Floyd’s identify to create some buzz about no matter he’s attempting to try to do, and no person’s actually paying him any consideration.”
Ellerbe additionally spoke about Mayweather’s recent exhibition with Logan Paul, which made some cash however was largely panned.
“Logan Paul got here to grapple. Floyd got here to offer the followers some nice leisure, and I nonetheless thought it was very entertaining, however Logan Paul needed no a part of ‘the little man.’ The smaller man was strolling the larger man down, and the smaller man was partaking whereas the larger man simply needed to seize and maintain and lean on him.
“(Paul’s) entire goal and their recreation plan was to have the ability to go the space, the eight rounds. And he was in a position to obtain that. He out-weighed Floyd by 50-plus lbs on struggle evening, the exhibition. His entire goal was to outlive.”
Ellerbe additionally took a while to advertise Saturday’s Showtime pay-per-view, that includes Gervonta “Tank” Davis taking over Mario Barrios in the primary occasion, and stated Davis doesn’t get sufficient credit score from a number of the media and followers.
“(Tank) is essentially the most thrilling fighter within the sport, interval. That’s one thing he doesn’t get sufficient credit score for,” Ellerbe stated. “Not evaluating Floyd with Gervonta, however the identical type of issues occurred with (each).
“I perceive what this course of is, and I’ve had some nice conversations with Tank, telling him to not fear concerning the media and the way they understand this and that. Simply give attention to the fellows we put in entrance of you, as a result of on the finish of the day when his profession is over, he’s gonna have an incredible legacy and have made a ton of cash.”