Leonard Ellerbe denies a bout between Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan


Ellerbe essentially serves as Mayweather’s mouthpiece.

World Boxing News reported Friday that Leonard Ellerbe strongly denies that a bout between Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan has been cemented for May 3.

The 26-year-old Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) was tentatively slated to scrap IBF welterweight titlist Devon Alexander this December at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.

However, Khan decided to bypass Alexander (25-1, 14 KOs) and instead focus on a potential match against the 36-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs).

“How many times have you heard rumors in this business about things being done and it’s not even close to the case? It’s the nature of the boxing business,” Ellerbe, a Mayweather adviser, told ESPN. “I heard a lot of things. We just sit back and laugh. It’s hilarious. I don’t know what we’re doing next. I’ve heard things from we’re fighting Bernard Hopkins to Amir Khan.”

Khan, who emerged from a car accident uninjured last week, most recently exited the squared circle in April after outscoring Mexican Julio Diaz.

Flattened by a left hook in the fourth and staggered by the same punch in the eighth, 10th and 11th rounds, Khan was lucky to escape without losing to the 33-year-old Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs).

Comparatively, in a masterful showing, Mayweather earned a majority decision over talented bruiser Saul Alvarez on September 14 to gain the WBC light middleweight crown.

Although the 23-year-old Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) didn’t perform poorly and consistently forced the action, Mayweather landed flush shots for 36 minutes that flustered and slowed the youngster.

Destined to equal Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 mark and retire as an unbeaten titleholder, Mayweather’s a defensive virtuoso and one of the premier prizefighters in history.

In stark contrast to The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, “King Khan” is simply an overrated chandelier.

Dismissing Leonard Ellerbe’s claims to the contrary, these “rumors” are valid and Floyd Mayweather will knock Amir Khan onto Queer Street this spring.

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