Leonard Ellerby, president of Mayweather Promotions, tried to explain the difference between achievement and financial attractiveness of a fighter in an interview with YouTube channel FightHype.com.
“It is foolish to shift achievements to business. Having belts is great, but, for example, Teofimo Lopez is never even considered an A-side in the division under any circumstances. Ryan Garcia is a more grossing fighter than he is! And this is a fact! An irrefutable fact.
History will tell if belts make you a superstar. GGG was the champion when Canelo fought him. Can you imagine Liam Smith being the “A” side in negotiations with Canelo? I don’t need to explain this one more time. Business remains business and numbers never lie. Top Rank is leading Lopez well, but he is not a PPV fighter, ”Ellerby said.