Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Mocks Teofimo Lopez Sr for Making Exaggerating Claims Regard His Son’s Underwhelming Victory

Published 02/12/2024, 2:07 AM EST

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Is victory always clear-cut in boxing? Teofimo Lopez’s latest win over Jamaine Ortiz has tongues wagging and keyboards clicking. Amidst the uproar, a tweet stands out. Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, couldn’t resist commenting. The fight’s outcome, marked by disputed scores, has fans and insiders divided. Some scorecards sparked controversy, especially a certain 117-111.

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Words flew fast and furious afterward, with Lopez Sr. staunchly defending his son. Then, Ellerbe’s response added fuel to the fire. But what did he say exactly?

Did Teofimo Lopez not do 2 mil buys?

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In the aftermath of Teofimo Lopez’s controversial unanimous decision victory over Jamaine Ortiz, the boxing community has been alight with opinions and criticisms. Central to the discussion is Teofimo Lopez Sr.’s staunch defense of his son’s performance. “I think the 117-111 was alright, but I had him winning almost every round. This is crazy. If you wanted to box, okay, I can understand that. But you gotta let your hands go while you box,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Leonard Ellerbe saw an opportunity to weigh in with a perspective that both mocked and questioned the optimistic outlook of Lopez Sr. Ellerbe’s succinct and biting response on Twitter highlighted the disparity between the perceived and actual outcomes of the fight. “He also said they are going to do 2mil buys and they J-Lo😂,” Ellerbe tweeted. Criticism has been thrown left and right after this fight. Sandor Martin an ex-opponent of Lopez was clearly outraged after the Ortiz fight.

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Sandor Martin calls for transparency

Sandor Martin didn’t hold back his frustration following Teofimo Lopez’s contentious win over Jamaine Ortiz, a victory that stirred memories of Martin’s own encounter with Lopez in December 2022. “AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN,” Martin vented on X, emphatically urging, “Stop Protecting this guy.”

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This outcry comes in the wake of a fight criticized for its lack of clear action, mirroring the tepid response to the bout between Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos. Martin, having once troubled Lopez and even secured a knockdown, saw the recent decision as another instance of undeserved leniency towards Lopez. Accompanying his post was a telling photo from their fight, encapsulating Martin’s challenge to the boxing establishment’s handling of Lopez’s career.

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How transparent do you think the judgment system in boxing is? Were you also disappointed with Lopez, or do you think he did enough to win the fight? Let us know your thoughts.

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