April 17, 2013 |
The question of the day to Floyd Mayweather Jr. was: Who is his main trainer? “Why put a label on it?” Mayweather Jr. advisor Leonard Ellerbe asked. “I'm not assistant anything,” Mayweather Jr.'s uncle and longtime trainer, Roger Mayweather, said. “I train my nephew.” Mayweather Jr. said: “We're a family. We go through a lot of life. At the end of the day, he's my father. My dad's going to work my corner.” When the 43-0 fighter completed training at his Las Vegas gym Tuesday night in preparation for his May 4 welterweight title defense against Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand, he repeated his change from uncle to father to a television interviewer.
December 6, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- Meanwhile, across the freeway . . . As Manny Pacquiao finalized preparations Thursday for his fourth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night, happenings at Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s gym were light. Mayweather was not there, having boarded a plane bound for Florida earlier in the day, according to a gym representative. But Mayweather's opinionated uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather was present. A day after Mayweather's advisor Leonard Ellerbe reported to ESPN.com that the unbeaten fighter has instructed Ellerbe and his manager, Al Haymon, to proceed with a plan to fight twice in 2013 - - in May and September - - Roger Mayweather weighed in. Asked whether Mayweather Jr. is enthusiastic to fight Gilroy's Robert Guerrero, who defeated Andre Berto in a gritty performance last month, Roger Mayweather said, “Who is that?
May 1, 2007 |
Leonard Ellerbe says the best thing that ever happened to him was meeting Floyd Mayweather Jr. Perhaps it is the other way around. Mayweather will fight Oscar De La Hoya at 154 pounds Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It is the first boxing match in several years that is actually worth the hype. De La Hoya, 34, is the superstar with the matinee-idol image.
October 4, 2012 |
Manny Pacquiao fans can circle April 20 on their calendar for his next fight after his fourth bout against Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8. However, speculating that an April opponent will be Floyd Mayweather Jr. is extremely premature, Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum said Thursday. "Nobody's even talked to Mayweather," Arum said. "If Mayweather wants to fight, great. Manny will fight anybody. " The Manila Bulletin, a leading newspaper in the Philippines, where Pacquiao is a congressman, reported the April 20 date.
September 16, 2011 |
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz stood nose to nose Friday, on the eve of their world welterweight championship fight, having trained their bodies to peak condition. Ortiz pressed his forehead to his challenger's, Mayweather pushed forward. For emphasis, Mayweather's right hand grasped at Ortiz's neck, a finger jamming upward under the champion's jaw. The most important fact of the day was that Ortiz, 24, weighed in at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds while the 34-year-old Mayweather (41-0, 25 knockouts)
July 12, 2012 |
Amir Khan doesn't want to cast his sight too far ahead with a Saturday junior-welterweight title unification bout against unbeaten Danny Garcia scheduled, but the British fighter has been lured in Las Vegas this week by the idea of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. next. While Mayweather is still in a Las Vegas jail serving a term for a domestic violence crime, his advisor, Leonard Ellerbe, and manager Al Haymon have met this week both with Khan and the boxer's promoter, Richard Schaefer, to discuss the possibility of a welterweight match in the near future.