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Major Changes To Floyd Mayweather’s “The Money Team?”

Submitted by on September 19, 2014 – 1:54 pmNo Comment


Floyd Mayweather appeared to be relatively unhappy in the days leading up to his rematch with Marcos Maidana. From the lawsuit that ex-girlfriend Shantel Jackson filed claiming domestic violence and public humiliation to his ill-advised comments on the Ray Rice situation, Mayweather’s head didn’t appear to be mentally into his fight. Nevertheless, Mayweather pulled out the victory.

But in the aftermath, boxing’s pound for pound kingpin remains unhappy and it looks like he’s going to be making some changes to The Money Team. In an interview with FightHype.com, Mayweather voiced his concerns that started with the man who has been by his side since the beginning, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.

Leonard, I think we’re just getting to a point where we’re outgrowing each other. I think I just see things my way and I think he sees things in another way. For example, this time around when I went out and fought, my WBC and WBA titles in both weight classes were on the line and I didn’t approve of that at all. That’s something I didn’t approve of.

Mayweather went on to suggest that Ellerbe was at fault for Floyd Mayweather Sr. not being in the corner for fellow Mayweather Promotions fighter Andrew Tabiti while stating that the miscommunications have been too much for him to bear.

There’s just a lot of other things within our team that’s just not right. Leonard wasn’t in my corner, so, you know, it’s not any hard feelings. It’s just people outgrow one another. I’m not mad at him. There’s no hard feeling like I hate the guy; not at all. No hard feelings whatsoever. People just outgrow one another, just like when people get a divorce. They’re no longer on the same page mentally.

Mayweather also suggested that the man who has been wrapping his hands since 2001, Rafael Garcia, might also be on the way out as well.

Rafael Garcia is feeling a certain type of way because Bob Ware, AKA “Do It All” Bob, he wrapped my hands. Rafael is one of the best hand and eye specialists in the world. He’s one of the best, if not the best, but even Alex [Ariza] was able to show Rafael some different things, which was great, and then Bob, he wrapped my hands in training camp and it was the best it felt in my life. I’ve never had my hands wrapped like that in 37 years. But I told Rafael that we work together as one, as a team, and his pay is not going to change…If the talent wins, we all win. If the talent lose, we all lose. I think once Rafael got his check, the way he came by, he was like, “I’m through,” like that’s it. You know, of course I want him to be on my team, but even if he’s not, that still don’t take away from God-given ability to have good hands and good feet, so with or without anyone in my training camp, I’m still gonna be able to fight.

It appears that nobody is safe from Mayweather’s wrath, unless your name is Al Haymon.

Is a major shakeup going to take place before Mayweather’s next fight?



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