Floyd Mayweather Jr is getting outspoken and argumentative as fight week kicks into high gear. (Photo by Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)
Floyd Mayweather Jr says that former promoter and current rival Bob Arum is attempting to sue Mayweather adviser Leonard Ellerbe over the Yuriorkis Gamboa situation that came up some weeks back, when Gamboa pulled out of his April 14 fight with Brandon Rios, allegedly due to contact by someone in Mayweather's camp. Gamboa was shortly thereafter photographed working out in Mayweather's Las Vegas gym, and Top Rank filed suit against the fighter, too.
"Bob Arum has been filling you all up with this bullshit for years and robbing fighters. He's trying to sue Leonard for Gamboa, knowing that he's been treating his fighter wrong. Knowing he's been treating his fighter wrong. [Gamboa] came over here and all this fighter wanted to do is making a living. They've been treating this fighter wrong from the beginning. I'm wrong because I want to treat a fighter right? You know why? Because Don King and Bob Arum can't see out the eyes of a fighter, because they are not a fighter."
Mayweather's really turning up the heat this week as he approaches his May 5 fight with Miguel Cotto. A lot of folks were wondering when "Money Mayweather" was truly going to show up in this promotion.
Mayweather and Cotto meet up today for their final press conference, and we'll have that streaming live this afternoon at 4 p.m. EDT. We'll see what Floyd's got in store there, if he's going to start talking trash to Cotto, or if he'll stay as reserved as he has been so far. You might recall that last September, he started off pretty low-key in the early promotion of the fight, then wound up choking Ortiz at the weigh-in.