Floyd Mayweather CEO Leonard Ellerbe turned up the warmth on rival Eddie Hearn with claims on the Canelo vs. Bivol PPV.
Ellerbe is embroiled in a deep mutual dislike with Hearn over their dealing with of conditions within the sport.
On multiple event, Ellerbe has accused Hearn of slating fights for no motive. Alternatively, Hearn believes Ellerbe doesn’t need him to reach the US.
The petty backwards and forwards appears to be coming to a head, with UK bookmakers even providing odds on the pair preventing.
Extra mud received slung over the fence once more just lately, on each side. This time, Ellerbe responded to Hearn’s feedback on Canelo vs. GGG 3 being much more important than Errol Spence vs. Terence Crawford.
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“Do you actually suppose followers have been going to an app [DAZN] that no one watches anyway to purchase a Pay Per View [Canelo vs. Bivol] that his followers cared nothing about?
“If that have been the case, the stay gate would have been double that. When have you ever seen Canelo combat on the Mexican vacation and do 9 million [dollars] [in gate receipts]?”
Responding to followers saying Ellerbe was simply taking Canelo off his pedestal, he added: “You already know zero abt the enterprise of boxing and the numbers.
“Canelo’s reputation and numbers have declined since he left Golden Boy and HBO. However he undoubtedly received the bag, and I respect that.
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“[But] Canelo simply did 120k on satellite tv for pc and cable within the US. I repeat, that has by no means ever occurred. Are you aware how unhealthy that’s?
“Yeah, it was horrible in comparison with the large [stuff] he’s executed in Vegas previously, however they slashed ticket costs thrice.
“You possibly can get a room on the MGM [Grand] on combat evening for a $179 on the Mexican vacation weekend. Have you ever been in Vegas for a Canelo combat for the vacation [you can never get a room]?
“[I’m] not pocket watching, [I’m] simply giving a few of you dummies the information versus repeating the dumb [stuff].
“You’ll be able to’t inform me [anything] concerning the bizz [sic] of boxing. [I’ve] been doing this on the highest stage for a lot of, a few years. Test the resume.
“Nelo [sic] simply misplaced, and he did 120k buys mixed on cable and satellite tv for pc within the US. I repeat 120k mixed with a 9 million [dollar] stay gate, and that’s a truth.”