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Leonard Ellerbe Denies Split With Mayweather

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No split: Leonard Ellerbe says he's still with Team Mayweather. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
No split: Leonard Ellerbe says he's still with Team Mayweather. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Contrary to earlier reports, Leonard Ellerbe tells Fightnews.com that there is no split between he and Floyd Mayweather Jr:

"This is a bunch of bull***t! It's business as usual with Team Mayweather," Ellerbe told Fightnews.com in an exclusive statement.

Ellerbe has served as a key member of Team Mayweather for years now, including taking a spot at the table for major fight negotiations. He's been a factor in Floyd's erratic branching out from the boxing business, including promoting concerts and, you know, "Mayweather Promotions."

End of the day, I don't think anyone much cares if Leonard Ellerbe is there or not so long as Mayweather gets back in the ring. He's 34. At what point does he come back -- and he will come back -- from too long a layoff, look rusty, and take the wrong supposed tune-up? Hopefully Ellerbe is trying to talk Floyd into getting back to the thing he does best -- boxing. Otherwise, he's just one of many who work with Mayweather doing him a disservice by encouraging the inactivity.