Floyd Mayweather Jr's Advisor Leonard Ellerbe Calls Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach & Bob Arum "Cowards" For Pursuing 4th Fight W/Marquez Instead Of Fighting Floyd


The fight every boxing fans wants to see is in jeopardy once again of not happening.


After Manny Pacquiao won his third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night it seemed to clear the way for a May 2012 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr, if the two parties could agree on the particulars. Now, it appears that Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum is trying to lock up a fourth fight with Marquez instead for May.


Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com that he was notified of Arum's intentions by Judge Daniel Weinstein. Waienstein has mediated issue between Golden Boy and Arum's Top Rank in the past.


"I am sick and tired of Bob Arum twisting the truth. It's another case of 'yesterday I was lying, today I'm telling the truth,' " Schaefer told ESPN.com. "The truth of the matter is that we received this afternoon an email from retired federal judge Daniel Weinstein, who has informed us that Top Rank is pursuing a rematch with Marquez and, therefore, is not interested in immediate talks for a possible Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. This is obviously as clear as it can be that they have no intentions of making a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Therefore, Floyd Mayweather will have no other choice than to move on and identify and lock in another opponent for his ring return on May 5."



Leonard Ellerbe, one of Mayweather's advisors said that in his opinion Arum, Freddie Roach and Pac Man are scared to make the fight with Money May happen.


"In my opinion, you have three cowards -- Bob Arum, (Pacquiao trainer) Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao," Ellerbe told ESPN.com. "Now we all know the truth once and for all why this fight hasn't been made. It should be clear to everyone that they don't care what the fans want, especially when Floyd is ready, willing and able to fight Manny Pacquiao now. Floyd said if this isn't clear, he doesn't know what is.


"All along we know why the fight isn't being made. This is the perfect opportunity. Both guys just fought. This is the fight the fans want to see, and it's a disgrace that they are not willing to give the fans what they want. In my opinion, there are three reasons why Arum doesn't want the fight. He knows there is no way that Manny Pacquiao can win, it kills his cash cow, and he wants to do in-house fights where he controls both sides. I said all along why this fight hasn't been made to this point. Manny Pacquiao knows, Bob Arum knows and Freddie Roach knows."


Arum denied knowing anything about an email being sent to Mayweather's team, but he did acknowledge he was pursuing a fourth fight between Pacquiao and Marquez.


"We are pursuing a fourth fight with Marquez," Arum said. "As far as doing anything definitively, we aren't ready to do anything definitively. When we are ready to make a determination of what we are going to do, we will do it. We are not going to do this in the press. We will do what is in the best interest of ourselves and our client and make a decision when it's time to. If we decide we want to do a rematch with Marquez, there is no reason to sit down with Mayweather. If we want to explore a Mayweather fight, we will sit down with them. But I'm not going to sit down with them just because it's a good show."


Bob Arum


As far as Mayweather is concerned there is no point in the Filipino champion fighting Marquez again.


"Why? I mean, I truly feel that Marquez is never going to get the benefit of the doubt," Mayweather told Fighthype.com. "I want to congratulate Marquez and I want to congratulate Manny Pacquiao for doing it a third time, but I just feel like if you get it done right the first time, there's no need for a second or third fight, and if it is needed, do it again in the same fashion and in the same way, or do it even better. People fail to realize, when I faced Marquez, I was two years off just traveling and vacationing. I took two years off, no working out, no other activities. I went into training camp and then the fight had got pushed back because I had an injury, so that pushed it back a little bit more, but I still went out there and performed and looked marvelous. If I fight a guy and I don't knock him out, they say, "Well, Mayweather didn't knock him out." If I knock him out in the late rounds, they say, "Well, what took so long?" If I knock him out in the early rounds, they say, "Well, you can always catch a guy cold." Like I said before, I'm always in a no-win situation. If I fight a guy that's my age, they're going to say, "You know what? He's over the hill." When I fought Marquez, they said Marquez was over the hill. Remember, when I fought Marquez, I think he was 36 and I was 32. Now, two years later, Pacquiao is 32 and Marquez is 38."


So, once again it looks like boxing fans will be deprived of the one mega fight the sport has to offer.


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Comment by Mookie on November 16, 2011 at 10:31am
Floyd will f*** Manny up
Comment by nick geez on November 16, 2011 at 9:54am
F*** pac man...money may would smash on that lil coward any way...floyd needs to fight Gamboa ..cause this dude dude is undefeated and keeps runnin his mouth bout fightin floyd or pac man
Comment by Kush on November 16, 2011 at 9:38am
Pacquiao = P****... is english
Scared m***********. IF he knew it was sum1 he could beat that boy would done fought mayweather.
Mayweather ALL DAY! A Legend.
Comment by mario resto on November 16, 2011 at 7:16am
pacgirl didnt take his roids for the marquez fight.they r on his a** right now bout them roids so if u wanna c him on the roids go watch the cotto fight. cotto is a 1000 times a harder puncher then marquez n was hitting pacgirl with everything but the kitchen sink n when he got hit manny wouldraise his hands in the air y he didnt do that after getting hit by marquez is because he didnt eat those roid power pellets
Comment by Big Reed1 on November 16, 2011 at 4:54am
@Trev I didn't wanna say it but your a hater man. Truth be told Ortiz shoulda fought Berto again and proved the first fight was no fluke. Instead Ortiz made 2.5 million to Mayweather(The other cash cow in boxing) 25 million, in a fight you know was not going Victor's way. He will never make more than 2.5 million for a fight EVER. He killed his career. Fighting Berto and winning again would have doubled that figure. Look Boxing hit and don't get hit. You can't win a fight if you can't accurately punch. So what do you do to avoid getting hit? Bob, weave, dance, block, float, keep your hands up, move your head, roll your shoulder, etc. Pacman gets hit flush all night long against Mayweather. Manny lands no better than 25% of his punches against Floyd, mark my word.
Comment by Jig on November 16, 2011 at 4:45am
@rizzy30 Making Us Money you just made it about race with that you stupid m***********
Comment by Jarvis on November 16, 2011 at 4:43am
Wat da hell are you talking about trev .. you must be a Filipino with those Stupid Comments... Ortiz wanted to hug about three times isnt once enough he deserved what he got anyone wat have done the same.... and as for Manny he has lost three fights and Floyd has lost none wat the hell does that show... they have to fight so people like you can eat a piece of humble pie.... Mayweather is the greatest in the weight division and thats it full stop ... because at the end of the day theres three ways to beat Manny and Mayweather will be the forth.. yor the man mayweather have a fight in Australia next time...
Comment by Trev on November 16, 2011 at 4:28am
1. Im glad they arent just jumping into a fight with Mayweather, they owe him NOTHING theyve been trying to fight him and he thinks he's bigger than the sport. 2. In all honesty Mayweather should HAVE to fight Ortiz again, the boxing commision should make that happen before Mayweather can fight again. Mayweather cheated ,bottom line... and dont give me that "protect yourself at all times" b******* because they hugged and Ortiz could have upper cutted his a** right then and there and none of you f****** would be saying "well mayweather should have been protecting himself"... Watch the tape.. .Mayweather looks at the ref to see if he's looking before he punches.... So s***... If Manny wasnt happy with the way he won this last fight with Marquez then I agree 100% with them offering him a rematch.... thats sportsmanship, thats a champion, he wants to leave no doubt that he is the better fighter.... Mayweather wont give Ortiz that....He took the easy way out in that fight so why would he want to get beat up. ANNNNND everyone saying... oh look Manny almost lost to Marquez and Mayweather worked Marquez.... so that must mean Mayweather will destroy Pac. Come on..... Pac and Marquez are similar in the way that they BOX they FIGHT they go at each other.... Floyd dances around avoids boxing and fighting as much as possible.... I actually think a Pac and Mayweather fight will be a let down because all it will be is Manny chasing Mayweather around.
Comment by Anco on November 16, 2011 at 4:16am
These two might never fight, it's starting to sink in now.
Comment by AVITY on November 16, 2011 at 2:42am
Pacman is a b*tch to Mayweather standards,dat fight last weekend showed how Pacman is gonna be turned to dust by Mayweather if dat fight happens

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