Mayweather with Ellerbe
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. laughs with Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe during a news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 30, 2014. Mayweather will take on WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a WBC/WBA unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3. Reuters/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

The most powerful man in the Floyd Mayweather Jr. camp—aside from Mayweather himself, Leonard Ellerbe is adamant that there will be no Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao rematch in the future under any circumstances.

Ellerbe, a long-time friend of Mayweather and the chief executive officer of Mayweather Promotions, bluntly stated in an interview that Mayweather is done with Pacquiao and a rematch is impossible even with the lure of another big pay day.

“Absolutely not,” Ellerbe said when asked about a possible Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch in an interview with Maggie Gray of Sports Illustrated.

Gray followed up about some boxers’ decision to initially retire but then make a comeback. Mayweather was one of those boxers who retired from the sport but eventually returned to the ring.

“In Floyd's case it's a little different - because a lot of fighters have come back mostly for the money. Floyd has generated hundreds of millions of dollars. He's set for generations. He's done everything that he possibly could, boxing these many years and it is just time to ride off into the sunset,” Ellerbe answered.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao bout smashed boxing records in pay-per-view buys and live gate attendance, among others, and a rematch can potentially draw similar numbers.

For his career, Mayweather has earned a total of more than $1.3 billion in 14 pay-per-view fights including at least $220 million in his fight against Pacquiao.

Mayweather Jr. has said in multiple interviews that the bout against Andre Berto on Saturday, Sept. 12 will be the final fight in his storied career. Pacquiao, who is coming off a shoulder injury, is expected to return to the squared ring in early 2016.

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