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2019

Leonard Ellerbe says Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor II is possible

World Boxing News 30/05/2019
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📸 Esther Lin

A second fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor could happen in the future, according to advisor Leonard Ellerbe.

Reacting to McGregor’s comments in a recent interview with Tony Robbins, Ellerbe confirmed Mayweather could be open to negotiations.

Mayweather previously defeated McGregor in the tenth round of a lucrative boxing battle with the MMA star in 2017.

“That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that but Conor McGregor knows he’s always welcome to that ass-whooping,” Ellerbe told TMZ Sports.

“I have the utmost respect for Conor, Dana, and those guys. If Conor McGregor wants some of that smoke again, he knows what he’s got to do.

“He knows what he’s got to do. All he’s got to do is call Dana. That’s all he has to do.

“I can’t speak for Floyd but I’ll tell you what, Conor McGregor, if he wants that ass-whooping again, I’m sure Floyd would oblige to that.”

Speaking to Robbins, McGregor had stated: “Floyd Mayweather is known for his Philly shell defense style of fighting. He has one arm tucked under and another under his chin, he deflects shots with his shoulder.

“He’s a back footed fighter, and that’s what I prepared for. Because that’s what I had seen from him.

“Then, when I went into the fight, I was whooping him in the early rounds. I actually went back to my corner after the first round and said ‘this is easy’.

“Then he had to switch up his style, and you’ve got to respect that, he switched to the Mexican boxing style.

“The Mexican boxing style is where you put your elbows in tight and walk forward with heavy pressure. He never fought like that in his entire career.”


REMATCH

On initially expecting a rematch after the loss, the Irishman added: “Originally the promise was that I fought him on his terms, and he then fought me on my terms.

“I haven’t heard from him since. We’ll see what happens. I would love another go in the boxing ring, to see what happens.

“I know he’s not going to come into my game. But I would love to rematch him under boxing rules again. I have that knowledge and my sparring partners coming forward with that style and see where we go.

“I believe I would win. Actually, there I go again with that fake humbleness. I know I would win,” McGregor concluded.

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