Mayweather Promotions CEO Slams Oscar De La Hoya for ‘Dumb’ Take on Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia

Published 03/15/2023, 9:00 AM EDT

The upcoming lightweight matchup between Ryan Garica and Gervonta Davis is one of the most hyped fights in the sport’s history. Both the boxers will clash inside the ring on April 22. The fans regard this fight as a blockbuster matchup that will bring the sport of boxing back to its former glory. Both boxers are the top contenders in the lightweight division and will go the distance to prove who deserves a shot at the title. All eminent personalities of the boxing world are weighing in and choosing their sides for this fight. Nevertheless, this is just a depiction of how much the fans await this clash.

Recently, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe, took a dig at Golden Oscar De La Hoya on his remarks for Ryan Garcia ahead of his fight with Gervonta Davis.

A ‘Dumb’ take by Oscar De La Hoya


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Leonard Ellerbe, the former financial planner for Floyd Mayweather Jr and the current CEO of Mayweather Promotions, took jabs at Oscar De La Hoya after he tweeted something favoring Ryan Garcia ahead of his fight. Additionally, Ellerbe did not hold back from replying to La Hoya’s tweet and slammed him for his take.

La Hoya tweeted, My guy @RyanGarcia will not only shock the world he will make it look easy and begin his legacy. Let’s go!!!” As thoughtful as this tweet seems, it did not thrill Ellerbe. The CEO questioned La Hoya’s trust and claimed that even though Garcia was a good fighter, La Hoya didn’t believe what he wrote.


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‘KingRy’ and ‘Tank’ will meet in the ring in Las Vegas and fight for glory. Both boxers will risk their undefeated professional boxing record when they step into the ring on fight night. Recently, Ellerbe opened up on the Mayweather Jr’s ambush of Jake Paul outside the FTX arena when the YouTuber turned boxer was walking out.

This is not the first time Ellerbe provided a rebuttal to a suggestion.

Leonard Ellerbe slams a fan for ridiculous claims


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If one thing is sure about Ellerbe, he isn’t hesitant to speak about his beliefs. Recently, The CEO slammed a hater on Twitter for making claims about Ellerbe’s promotions ahead of the Davis Vs. Garcia fight. The user 2ToneDaSuperstar on Twitter claimed that the “Mayweather protection program” added a catchweight and a dehydration clause.


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However, Ellerbe did not hold back from replying to these claims made by the fan. Ellerbe wrote, “Shut your big goofy ass up.” Additionally, he did not stop at this and used a clown emoji for the fan. The anticipation around this lightweight fight is real, and the fans are eager to see both boxers fight for glory. What did you make of Ellerbe’s claims? Whose side are you on for this lightweight bout? Let us know in the comments.

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Agrim Sharma

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Agrim Sharma is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. Having an Economics background did not deviate him from finding his passion for writing. With two years of professional content writing experience, he learned that the best way to channel his love for the sport of boxing is by writing.

Edited By: Amal Joyce