Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has been front and center at each of the four stops during the McGregor vs. Mayweather Press Tour.
Black Sports Online recently posted a video of UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather sparring side by side, but Ellerbe contends that McGregor fooled the world with his portion of the video.
“Conor McGregor is a smart dude,” Ellerbe said at a media event. “He’s a smart dude. Do y’all actually believe that footage he put out there is real? I’m just being honest. Do you honestly believe that he put that footage out there and it’s real looking the way it looked? C’mon now. Guess what? He tricked all y’all. Every last one of you. That he looked slow on the bag, he’s doing this and doing that. Y’all can fall for it. We’re not.”
Here is the video posted on Twitter by Black Sports Online:
Mayweather and McGregor training videos from today side by side. pic.twitter.com/cAJDPy9Dwn— BlackSportsOnline (@BSO) June 29, 2017
Ellerbe also admits that McGregor does have tremendous timing for a person making his professional boxing debut.
“I see a guy who’s got tremendous timing,” Ellerbe said. “Tremendous timing. How he’s coming over the top of guys’ jabs and when he touches them and turns it over, and then he’s doing damage. I mean, real damage. If he ain’t knocking him out, they’re falling down. And then they be messed up.”
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.