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"No fight," stated Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, who moments ago just left a meeting with  members of Team Maidana and representatives from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Evidently, a controversy over the gloves that WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana is wanting to use has placed Saturday's fight in jeopardy.

When both teams arrived to select their gloves, Team Mayweather was not pleased with the lack of padding in the Everlast gloves that Team Maidana wanted to use. After hours of back-and-forth conversations between Ellerbe, Robert Garcia, and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, the Commission ruled that the specific gloves that Maidana wanted to use were not acceptable, however, the actual brand and style would be allowed provided Maidana use a different pair.

That decision did not seem to sit too well with Ellerbe, who had no problem declaring that the fight would be off, at which point, Team Maidana abruptly packed their bags and left the room. It's unclear at this point what the status of the fight is.

 

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Mofo2

You guys are buying this shit :pms

 

This was all staged to fuck with Maidana and his team and if you lot buy this shit, I gotta say my respect for you guys has dwindled :pms

 

SHADY GLOVES GTFOH :pms 

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blackrican23

looked fucked up to me of course those who dont know shit about boxing gloves or boxing for that matter wouldnt know  :coffee

 

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Richard Schaefer: ‘Glove-gate’ averted, Mayweather-Maidana is on

 

 

LAS VEGAS — A glove controversy which jeopardized tonight's welterweight clash between RING and WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand on Showtime Pay Per View has been resolved, according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.

"There were some customized gloves made by Maidana which had the Everlast with the horse hair," said Schaefer. "There are the gloves with the padding with the foam filling, and the ones with the horse hair and then there is third one with a combination of the two of them."

Maidana's Everlast eight-ounce brands were found to have lacked the appropriate amount of padding around the area at the knuckles, according to Schaefer, but those have since been replaced and Schaefer said that he was "confident everything will be worked out."

"There were some issues about the gloves, more specifically, the padding or the lack thereof of the gloves… What we're talking about here is that those customized gloves which were in the Argentine colors were ruled by the commission as not comforming, and so, those are not allowed," said Schaefer.

"Then, other different Everlast gloves were produced… and they were all okay by the commission, so now I think that both of the teams are working out which ones they are going to be. So everything is going to be okay. It was just a matter of which type of gloves it's going to be."

Mayweather is set to use Grant gloves, but Maidana's Everlast MX gloves were suspected of being "back-loaded" around the wrist area in addition to not having enough padding at the crest of the fist, according to Mayweather's attorney, John Hornewer, in a report on The Sweet Science website.

Mayweather, Hornewer and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe objected to the distribution of the padding as well of the "integrity of the packaging" of the equipment, which was shrink-wrapped.

"No wonder why he's hitting motherf–kers and they're falling everywhere," said Mayweather, according to a video on Fighthype.com, after examining the gloves. "They ain't have no padding in there. No wonder why fighters is dying on the regular. We're supposed to be here protecting the fighters."

Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Franciso Aguilar could not be reached for an immediate comment. But Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe initially cast doubt on the status of the fight.

"We're trying to figure that out," said Ellerbe. "But we're not fighting with him in those gloves."

Schaefer, however, said that he expects the bout to happen.

"They're still talking about it, but everything will be worked out… Now it's just a matter of which gloves they're going to use. I am absolutely confident that it will all be worked out," said Schaefer.

"All of the gloves were eight ounce gloves. But when you have gloves, to make them eight ounces, that's easy. The question is where's the weight distributed."

 

http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/336673-does-glove-controvery-threaten-floyd-mayweather-jr-marcos-maidana

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Those gloves are shady as they come, look at the wrinkles, it is quite obvious that the paddings are not full causing the gloves to sag and be wrinkled looking. :palm

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uhh it's not about those gloves. the commision rejeted them but said that Maidana could use some other Everlast gloves. Team mayweather threatened to call off the fight cause they didnt want maidana using any everlast gloves.

 

the Commission ruled that the specific gloves that Maidana wanted to use were not acceptable, however, the actual brand and style would be allowed provided Maidana use a different pair.

That decision did not seem to sit too well with Ellerbe, who had no problem declaring that the fight would be off

 

 

Ellerbe clearly stated he had no problem with Madiaina using his brand of choice, but he wasn't using those sad excuses for a pair of boxing gloves. 

 

You guys are buying this shit :pms

 

This was all staged to fuck with Maidana and his team and if you lot buy this shit, I gotta say my respect for you guys has dwindled :pms

 

SHADY GLOVES GTFOH :pms

If anything it was a ploy by team Maidaina, not by Mayweather. I don't believe anyone in their right mind would think those gray/blue gloves that Maidaina had custom made are fit to fight in lol. Hence why the commission said they weren't conforming and there wasn't enough madding in them around the knuckle area, therefore they were not allowed.

But for you to be so quick to rub it off like it's not a issue or some circus act is kind of ignorant on your part. Was Maidianas team trying to pull a fast one or was it a case of good old gamesmanship/physiological warfare? I don't know and I'm going to assume you're not some guru that knows everything (your posts prove that on a regular basis) so I'm just going to take your personal attack with a grain of salt and condone based on  your enthusiasm. 

 

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Those gloves are shady as they come, look at the wrinkles, it is quite obvious that the paddings are not full causing the gloves to sag and be wrinkled looking. :palm

yep and there will be people saying Floyd is scared and a pussy because he's not fighting a guy with shady gloves that the commission also found to not have the adequate padding. 

The length people will go just in hopes to see Floyd lose or find a reason to hate on the guy is unreal. Even if it involves his opponent using gloves that look like pancakes dipped in blue/gray paint lol. 

 

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Team Mayweather was saying that Maidana couldnt use ANY everlast gloves guys.

The commision rejected the gloves in the picture, then team Maidana picked another pair of Everlast gloves & Mayweather said that he didnt approve of Maidana using ANY Evetlast glovea & THAT is where the dispute started!

Reading comprehenshion fellas.

That's complete B/S.. The brand of glove was not the issue, it was the gloves themselves. Floyd only said put him in the same gloves I have based on the gloves that were presented to Floyds team. You can clearly see that the red Everlasts that they were passing around were shady as well, then in one video they show up with a pair of gloves in factory wrapping and they look completely different than the first 2 pairs of gloves presented by Maidainas team wrapped in ceramwrap lmao. You're a clown dude, you obviously are the ones that can't comprehend what's going on. The fight will happen, Maidaina will get the chance to wear his Everlasts and get the ass whoopin he has coming to him.  

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Ellerbe turned them down, in a huff.

 

Floyd only tried on the blue pair himself since you think your dropping some knowledge , and no question they are shady and said no fucking way.

that people getting payed to look out for his interest on team mayweather choose to have a protest against the everlast mx type glove oh well work it out.

 

stop trying to take away from the fact the gloves to match maidanas outfit for tonight were no good , Floyd was right to say fuck them i mean who knows

more about gloves your tap thong wearing ass or him  :madlol 

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Just as I said.. Issue solved, Maidaina gets to use Everlasts and the fight is a go for tonight.. 

typical joshy he gets all moist every may 4th 

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Same gloves! implies they all wore the same exact pair of gloves. Lets clear this up they all wore the same brand and type gloves, the gloves in question was of the same brand and make. but the padding was the issue, I am sure all the others boxers that have worn the same gloves did not have an issue with the padding or lack of padding. :tup

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His training and preparation for this fight should be all he needed in this fight. Not gloves, shoes, or special boxing trunks. 

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His training and preparation for this fight should be all he needed in this fight. Not gloves, shoes, or special boxing trunks. 

Thats not entirely true G - familiarity with a glove is important to many fighters and is no more different than a Golfer who gets used to a certain putter. If he has trained and sparred with these gloves right throughout his training camp they would obviously be important for him to wear!!

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His training and preparation for this fight should be all he needed in this fight. Not gloves, shoes, or special boxing trunks. 

spoken like a true fighter 

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grim, I'm really disappointed to read your post about mayweather paying maidana's check so maidana has to settle.  you've become one of mayweather's sheep, too, apparently.

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I never said that, this is like having a debate or argument with your wife or girl friend, you say the sky is blue and she interprets it as I want to have sex with the neighbor's wife.

 

so listen/read carefully, I said:

 

Well Floyd also paid Maidana's check. Thats what the shot caller does, he calls he shots.

 

 

As you can read, if one can read correctly there is no reference to Maidana has to settle

 

so maidana has to settle.

 

 

If there is an issue with gloves then any boxer has the right to request the opponent use a different pair, thats just how it is no matter who is paying who.

 

Read what is typed and noting more, it's plain and simple

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You're right, it is like arguing with a woman.  A woman always says something in plain text but then after confronted, she says, "well, I meant this" even though she clearly said what she said.

 

According to your post, Maidana can take it or leave it.  That's clearly settling for any whim on Mayweather's part since like you said, "Mayweather paid Maidan's check."

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Floyd won the fight and it wasn't because Madaina was wearing different gloves or any of that bullshit. Floyd beat Madaina because he was the better fighter. I bet none of these Floyd detractors want to bring up the multiple lowblows, headbutts, forearms, rabbit punches, holding and hitting, kidney shots that Madaina was landing and marked them down as scored punches lol.. Madaina even went as far as tackling Floyd into the ropes and tried to knee Floyd lol.  The whole fight was dirty and that's what Madaina needed to do in order to win and I respect him for that, he did what he had to do, he just happened to come up short. I'm also not implying that Floyd fought a clean fight either, Floyd did his fair share of holding and using elbows "It isn't exactly a tickling contest now is it?" ~ Ricky Hatton. 

At the end of the day, there are people who don't like Floyd and will hold him at a standard that they don't seem to hold any other fighter at. There's a documented segment about SRR and how he used to play mind games with his opponents by asking for certain demands, this isn't new to boxing. But SRR in your eyes for doing this is the best fighter to ever live, yet Floyd is a pussy? That's why I don't respect people like "JoshB", that's right I have no respect for you because you're clearly a biased/hateful piece of shit to put the nicest way possible. 

On the other hand, we got to see Floyd in a tough fight.. Madaina came out like a fucking mad man and gave Floyd everything he could handle by roughing him up on the ropes. But like the great fighter Floyd is, he stayed composed made the proper adjustments and took over the fight after the 5th round. Great fight by both guys.

 

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mexfighter

Floyd's a great fighter, but this whole TBE bullshit is for the birds.

 

His fans are swallowing it whole, too.

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Floyd's a great fighter, but this whole TBE bullshit is for the birds.

 

His fans are swallowing it whole, too.

Floyd isn't The Best Ever, you'd never hear that out of my mouth and I can't say I've heard hardly anyone say that.. But it was OK for Ali to say he's "The Greatest", but it's not ok for Floyd to do the same? 

Either way, Floyd is still one of the ATG fighters. Floyds name deserves to mentioned with the best the sport has seen. I personally have Floyd somewhere in the top 15-30 fighters ever but can't see putting him into the top 10. 

Mike Tyson went on record saying Floyd was one of the top 5 fighters ever last weekend just before the fight. I don't agree with Tyson though. But Floyd is transcending to the sport and has changed the sport forever just like guys like Jack Johnson, Joe Luis, Muhammad Ali etc. did in their time. Floyd name deserves to be among the other ATGs in the sport, but I agree Floyd isn't TBE, but for the fact he's committed so much of his life to the sport and with his success I think he has the right to believe that.. whether it's the truth or not is a completely different discussion. 

 

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