Years After $78.3 Million Fight, Mayweather Promotions CEO Confronts Shane Mosley With Harsh Reality Check Over Recent Remarks About Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya

Published 09/06/2023, 1:12 PM EDT

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Some fights remain forever etched in your memory, and that is not untrue when it comes to the legendary fight that happened between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya on May 5th, 2007. Though Hoya lost that fight, the controversial opinion of many remains that he actually won.

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Recently, Shane Mosley took to social media to divulge the occurrence and what in his opinion had happened at that match. This left a bad taste in Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Pomotion’s mouth. He took to Twitter to give Mosley a piece of his mind by confronting him over the controversial remarks regarding Floyd Maywether Jr. and Oscar De la Hoya.

Shane Mosley puts it all on the table

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Mosley’s comments stirred up quite a buzz in the boxing world, with many still debating the outcome of the Floyd vs. Oscar fight. Mosley comments Other people think that Oscar won he threw more punches he landed more punches. Look how good Oscar did with him. Some people think Oscar won.”

In a recent interview, Shane Mosley boldly stated that if he had been in his prime and faced Floyd Mayweather, he would have knocked Mayweather out. Which is odd, considering Mosley did have a bout with Mayweather back in 2010, Mayweather came out undefeated. These allegations come out in the light that Mosley beat De La Hoya twice, and that he could easily take on Mayweather Jr. He implies that his victories should be seen as a measure of his capability.

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Leonard Ellerbe wasted no time in responding to ‘Sugar’s remarks. He offered a harsh reality check, reminding everyone that ‘Money’ and Mosley had indeed fought back in May 2010. Ellerbe was quick to highlight the unanimous decision of Mayweather’s win.

This victory, along with Mayweather’s undefeated record at the time, solidified his status as one of the greatest boxers of his generation. Ellerbe also goes on to remind Mosley that what has transpired is done and that changing time or era doesn’t change the truth. 

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A Walk in History: The Floyd Mayweather Jr Vs. Shane Mosley Fight

The Mayweather vs. Mosley fight had been highly anticipated as reported on ESPN.With both fighters boasting impressive records and reputations. The non-title superfight was billed ‘Who r u picking?’ Mosley was actually one of the few fighters that could have posed a threat to Mayweather’s title.

The Mayweather vs. De La Hoya fight also resurfaced in the conversation. This fight, which took place in 2007, was a major event in the world of boxing, generating a staggering $78.3 million in revenue. Mayweather won via a split decision, but it remains a contentious topic among fans, with some believing that De La Hoya deserved the victory. Ellerbe’s reaction to Mosley’s post emphasizes details that can be lost with time. It also illustrates the importance of respecting the facts and accepting the outcomes of past fights.

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His post recognizes the accomplishments of Mosley to the boxing world but is just trying to highlight Mayweather’s supremacy. What are your opinions on the controversial fight? Does this post affect Mayweather’s standing in any way? Comment below with your opinions!

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