Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, sat down with Paigion of HOT 107.5 after the Mayweather vs Berto undercard press conferece to speak about the upcoming bout and the future of Mayweather Promotions. The future he speaks of is said to be led by Inkster, Michigan’s own J ‘Leon Love.
Paigion also asked Ellerbe about the reports that surfaced Wednesday night stating Floyd Mayweather took an intravenous injection of saline and vitamins that was banned under World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines the night prior to his fight against Manny Pacquiao.
“Although Mr. Mayweather’s application was not approved until after his fight with Mr. Pacquiao and all tests results were reported, Mr. Mayweather did disclose the infusion to USADA in advance of the IV being administered to him,” USADA’s statement read. “Furthermore, once the TUE [therapeutic use exemption] was granted, the NSAC and Mr. Pacquiao were immediately notified even though the practice is not prohibited under NSAC rules.”
Mayweather also released a statement saying he did not violate USADA’s or Nevada’s guidelines and that he’s always followed their rules.
“Let’s not forget that I was the one six years ago who insisted on elevating the level of drug testing for all my fights,” Mayweather said. “As a result, there is more drug testing and awareness of its importance in the sport of boxing today than ever before. I am very proud to be a clean athlete and will continue to champion the cause.”
Catch Mayweather defend his WBC and WBA Welterweight World Championships against two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto on Saturday, September 12th live on SHOWTIME PPV 8 p.m. ET.