Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe: 'Pacquiao rematch will never happen'
Milan Ordoñez on Sep 08, 2015 05:26 PM
Photo credit: AP Images (File photo)
On September 12th, Floyd Mayweather is fighting his 49th and supposedly final bout against Andre Berto in Las Vegas.
But as history dictates it, retirement for “Money May” is merely a word. The reigning pound-for-pound king walked away from the sport in 2008, only to make a comeback a year later. Mayweather, who at 38 years old, repeatedly expressed his intent to finally walk away from the sport after fulfilling his upcoming sixth and final fight on his Showtime Network contrac.
The world may be seeing the last of Floyd Mayweather Jr. inside the boxing ring on September 12th. But if fate decides to go the other way and have him back in the ring in the future, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe assures one thing: there will be no part two of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, no matter what scenario is presented.
Not even for the money.
“Absolutely not,” said Ellerbe when asked the question. “In Floyd's case it's a little different - because a lot of fighters have come back mostly for the money. Floyd has generated hundreds of millions of dollars. He's set for generations. He's done everything that he possibly could [while] boxing these many years and it's just time to ride off into the sunset.”
Follow this writer on Twitter: @Mr_Ordonez