Ellerbe believes Mayweather has ‘super-human powers’
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has praised the abilities of Floyd Mayweather as the world’s best fighter attempts to push his record to 47-0 this weekend and nearer to Rocky Marciano’s amazing feat of 49-0.
Ellerbe will oversee the build-up this week to Saturday night’s massive rematch with Marcos Maidana and says Mayweather has led the way in the sport for so long, that he cannot afford to let complacency set it in.
“Floyd has super human powers. He is an incredible athlete. What other athlete in sports has been undefeated in anything over the last 16-17 years? Who else has dominated their sport over that long of a period of time? Floyd Mayweather has been undefeated since 1996,” said Ellerbe.
“(But) You can’t look past September 13. Mayhem – Mayweather vs. Maidana 2. We just had a fighter get knocked out (J’Leon Love), who was the heavy favorite going into a fight.
“We are not looking past Marcos Maidana. We know he has tremendous punching power, when he hits guys they fall. He’s been in the ring with Floyd and he has a tremendous amount of confidence coming into this fight.
“Maidana has done a lot of trash talking because of that supreme confidence that he has. He is going to come in tremendous shape and Floyd will have his hands full. It’s going to be great, this fight will be better than the first fight.”
Mayweather, 37, scored a majority decision victory over Maidana in their first meeting last May and will be aiming to prove he can still dominate opponents despite his advancing years.
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