Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has taken to Twitter to get a few things off his chest, so to speak.
We’ve spoken about UK vs USA boxing rivalries in professional boxing a lot on here recently – as the competition to stage the big fights heats up.
Both sides of the pond seem to be doing well at the moment but competition as to where will stage a potential Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder fight (if it happens) is being debated tenfold.
We originally pointed out Shelly Finkel’s remarks in the Wilder-Stiverne II post-fight press conference where he said, that in his opinion, just because the UK sells more stadium seats for Joshua doesn’t necessarily mean he could make more for the Wilder fight by staging a heavyweight title fight in the UK.
He was adamant that if Vegas want the fight, they can put up the most money. The Mayweather Promotions CEO has touched on this subject among a few similar ones on Twitter today – saying:
“It’s really awesome to see how the U.K. fans support their fighters, but some of the US media are clueless to what the live gate really is.”
“I love how the fans are very passionate internationally, history will tell you the elite fighters all wanted to come to America to get PAID.”
“Most fighters not all, it’s always going to be about that bottom line. Promoters there have done an incredible job with building fan bases.”
For those who don’t know who Ellerbe is, he was Floyd Mayweather’s manager for a large part of his career before becoming CEO of his promotional company, Mayweather Promotions.
He also played a significant role in making the Mayweather vs McGregor event back in August: