Today, on TSL Sports Talk, CEO of Mayweather Promotions/Floyd Mayweather’s manager, Leonard Ellerbe joined us to talk about the upcoming Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 fight this Saturday, Sept. 13th at the MGM Grand. TSL Sports Talk host, Mark Gray, opened up the discussion by asking Ellerbe what makes Maidana an attractive opponent the second time around.
"Well, because the first fight was very, very entertaining. [Maidana] did what he needed to do and a lot of the fans thought the fight was very close and a lot of fans thought he won the fight. Me, on the other hand, I thought Floyd won the fight. It was a close fight and we’re just looking to put on another really great fight for the fans."
What was learned from the first matchup and what made Maidana a tough opponent:
"[Maidana] is tough as nails. He’s one of the toughest fighters I’ve ever seen in there with Floyd. [Maidana]’s style is very awkward. You have to make adjustments constantly with his awkward style. He does certain things very well and you have to combat it and take advantage of it and drown him."
Listen to the full segment above to hear more on the upcoming fight, what Ellerbe has to say about Mayweather’s brand, and more.