Leonard Ellerbe was speaking after the fight was announced
On Wednesday night, Conor McGregor's fight with Floyd Mayweather was finally confirmed.
The two men will meet in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26th. It will be like a Championship bout and will take place over 12 x 3 minute rounds. The duo will wear ten ounce boxing gloves.
While Mayweather and McGregor have yet to meet face-to-face, the Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe and UFC President Dana White spoke to the press in Las Vegas.
"This is a fight that Floyd is taking very, very seriously, because we all do know all it takes in boxing is one shot and he don’t have to be a clean shot,” Ellerbe said, according to MMAFighting.com.
"A guy with that kind of power, he can nick you and you can be buzzed. There’s been a few times in fights in Floyd’s career that he might have been buzzed in the fight and nobody never knew."
The fight with McGregor has been compared to another super-fight, Mayweather had against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Ellerbe though, feels the build-up will be very different this time.
"This is a total different feel from the Pacquiao fight, because this is the unknown factor," Ellerbe revealed. "The unknown factor. Conor McGregor, when he steps in there, his stand up game, I’m very damn impressed with it."
"It’s like, he don’t even look like he throw his shots hard, but he’s so slick with it... It’s like next thing you know they’re stretched out and wobbling around the ring. I’m like, Man, he better not graze Floyd with one of them shots."
"One thing about Conor McGregor we do know is you gotta pay him very, very close attention, because when he touches people, they fall out."