Team Floyd Mayweather Jr on why Oscar De La Hoya but not Miguel Cotto
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (June 1, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
In a recent article by Carlo Rotella for the New York Times, the scribe caught up with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his adviser Leonard Ellerbe. Rotella asked why fight Oscar again when Mayweather could prove he’s the best by fighting the best?

In regards to the question, Mayweather Jr. snorted in disgust. Ellerbe stepped in and answered the question, stating: “A fight has to make sense. The other guy has to bring something to the table. We’re the industry
leaders.”

Ellerbe added: “People are going to take shots at us, but it’s like if there’s a crap game and Floyd has a million dollars and these guys have $200, why’s he gonna play with them? How can Cotto say he has a fan base when he fights on pay-per-view and does 160,000 buys with Zab Judah at Madison Square Garden?”

Mayweather Jr then jumped in and said: “If Cotto’s such a big guy, why doesn’t he fight in Las Vegas?”



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