Mayweather will retire following Berto fight, Ellerbe says


Floyd MayweatherIs this Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s last fight come September 12th against Andre Berto, The CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe says so. “Here’s a guy who’s made well over a half-billion dollars, doing it his way, and he can ride off into the sunset after this,” Ellerbe said to Sky Sports today.

Ellerbe has been Mayweather’s right hand man and his been with the boxer on this journey that has seen Mayweather broke one financial boxing record after another. But should he defeat Berto he’d tying Rocky Marciano’s record. One would think Mayweather would go after the 50-0 mark but Ellerbe says that is not the case.

“That’s a fact. This is Floyd’s last fight,” stated Ellerbe. “I’m not trying to sell it that way. This is going to be his last fight. And the fans get a chance to see Floyd in a very, very exciting fight with a guy that we know is coming to fi “He’s never, ever been in a dull fight,” Ellerbe said of Berto. “He’s been in two fight-of-the-year candidates, with the Ortiz fight and the Guerrero fight. We know he’s been knocked down but he gets back up and fights his heart out.”

Ellerbe also wants the fans to expect a fun fight with Mayweather not backing down.

“We already know we’re going to get the best of the best from him (Berto), what he’s able to do. And one thing you do know is it is guaranteed excitement. So with that, I think you’re going to see a totally different kind of Floyd, too, because Berto fights in a very aggressive, offensive manner and it kind of forces you to do other things. Floyd didn’t take a step back in the Pacquiao fight, so what makes anybody think he’s going to take a step back in this fight? And the other guy’s fighting the same kind of way.”