All is not well for Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Promotions (GBP) as boxing’s PPV and pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather Jr. also leaves GBP.
Almost immediately after Richard Schaefer stepped down as CEO for Golden Boy Promotions on Monday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. also ditches the company.
The boxing community is well aware that although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is co-promoted with Golden Boy Promotions—that because of Richard Schaefer.
Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN.com on Monday when ask if Mayweather will work with Golden Boy Promotions again without Richard Schaefer, he said, “Absolutely not“.
However, in a separate interview with RingTV.com Ellerbe is amending the previous comments he made on ESPN.
“The door is open for future business with Golden Boy. The only person that I see in their stable that we can see doing a future fight with where there is big business that would be against ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.“said Ellerbe.
Mayweather-Canelo broke the highest revenue set by Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar de la Hoya and Mayweather Jr. in 2007. De la Hoya-Mayweather sold 2.2 million pay-per-view units ($137 million total revenue) while Mayweather-Canelo sold 2.2 million ($150 million total revenue).
Doing Mayweather-Canelo again is not bad for both camps in business standpoint. So, I’m not surprise if Ellerbe is changing his tone. They are not closing a possibility of rematch as this could be again a sure hit.
Mayweather is set to comeback in the ring on September 13 with an opponent that is yet to be determined.
“The door is open for future business with Golden Boy but as it relates to September 13, we’ve got a mega-fight coming up and we’re in the planning and preparations stages and we’ve been that way since the May 3 fight was over,” said Ellerbe.
Canelo is the one of those boxers that has signed contract agreement with Golden Boy Promotions.
But as a boxing fan, do you like the idea of Mayweather-Canelo II in September?