Conor McGregor’s favourite promoter outside of Dana White, Leonard Ellerbe. Is full of praise for the Irishman. following on from the Mayweather vs McGregor World Press Tour. Ellerbe says that now, that is all people are talking about. He says that following the Tour the Casino’s in Vegas got in touch. As it turned out they were showing the events live and didn’t realise all that vulgarity was going to happen.
Talking about McGregor, Ellerbe says that he was impressed by his confidence. And that he’s looking forward to seeing what he will bring to the table on August 26th.
Ellerbe talks about the opening odds of the fight and how Floyd is working all the time. With no idea what McGregor will bring once inside the ring. Or even worse if something were to happen to Floyd like he puts his shoulder out or breaks his hand. So preparing across the board is all you can do.
Leonard talks about McGregor’s style which is hard to prepare for and that talk of using Superman punches is just meant to distract. Ellerbe says that Conor is a strong guy, with great timing.
“He’s got a cold little hand game. His timing is impeccable.”
All the other antics including the trash talk, Leonard respects that. Because he’s been able to back it up. So you have got to respect a guy like that, he’s been going to it.
“He’s not going to do that to Floyd Mayweather.”
He believes that bringing in Paulie Malignaggi was a good move as he is a veteran. Although he doesn’t box like Floyd, he understands the game.
Leonard also talks about how he feels the fight is good for combat sports in general, why not? Somebody has to lose, but combat sports wins! He also believes that a good portion of the World will stop to watch the fight on August 26th. How he’s not surprised by how big the fight has turned out.
With both guys having huge fan bases. They knew early on that there was a ridiculous amount of interest in making the fight happen. And the overwhelming attention it’s gotten thus far.