Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe isn’t taking too kindly to online jokes regarding the recent Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul exhibition bout — particularly if they’re coming from other platforms. Last week Triller posted a meme about the unseemly matchup which has clearly gotten under the skin of the promoter.
That post would trigger a response from Ellerbe, who would say that he hasn’t mentioned one bad word about any of the cards Triller is putting together but he’s ready to get petty if the new entrant in boxing wants the smoke.
While you running around here making these dumb ass memes abt Floyd you guys should focus on selling tickets to your concert I mean fight next week. Your tickets prices for your big PPV event originally were $175 to $2500 now they are $40-$400. Y’all fucking w the wrong people https://t.co/CTP11jb3iV— Leonard Ellerbe (@LEllerbe) June 13, 2021
I personally have said nothing but positive things on the record abt your move to the biz prior to your dumbass campaign trying to trash my event. So do y’all want to play this game or naw? Lmk ♂️ https://t.co/CTP11jb3iV— Leonard Ellerbe (@LEllerbe) June 13, 2021
Unfortunately the Triller account has yet to respond directly to Ellerbe as the company works on their upcoming card set to air on PPV this weekend, headlined by Teofimo Lopez defending his lightweight titles against George Kambosos Jr, though it has yet to be seen what kind of sustained impact they will have on the sport of boxing. Generally speaking, more competition should spur better products for consumers, but many companies have come and gone in the sport with big hopes and dreams only to quickly fizzle out.
If the best boxers aren’t fighting one another in the ring, the top promoters going at it may just be the next best thing.