FLOYD MAYWEATHER is not getting the credit he deserves according to Mayweather Promotions chief-executive, Leonard Ellerbe, Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza, and Golden Boy’s Eric Gomez.
The 37-year-old has been a world class fighter for 16 years, and has racked up a tremendous 46-0 unbeaten record as a professional. Multiple world titles have been claimed in five weight classes, and in recent years, he has grossed more than any other athlete in sport. Even if massive underdog Marcos Maidana flattens Floyd in Saturday’s rematch, the American is a cert to make it into the Hall of Fame. The statistics should speak for themselves, but like anyone at the very pinnacle of their trade, Mayweather receives as much abuse as he does praise.
“He is the face of boxing,” said Ellerbe. “But he wears a target on his back. When you have been at the top for so many years, people are gunning for you, whatever you do, whatever you say.