News | May 21 2017

Floyd Mayweather opens up about fighting Conor McGregor

In London Floyd Mayweather speaks candidly about the chances of him fighting Conor McGregor next and justifies taking on the UFC star. John Dennen reports
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather during the press conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

AFTER Conor McGregor declared he had cleared a contractual hurdle to be able to fight Floyd Mayweather, the American superstar had maintained a coy silence on the subject of fighting McGregor. But in London Mayweather revealed he will assemble his business team to move forward with making the potential contest.

“When I get back to the US, I’ll communicate with my team. I’ll call Al [Haymon], I’ll get Al and Leonard [Ellerbe] on a business call and see what’s out next move,” he said. “Most likely when we do make a move it’s going to be a huge move. You already know when Floyd Mayweather fights, it’s history. The only thing that I’m chasing now is my own records because we all know in the sport of boxing, I broke every record. So the only thing I will be doing is chasing my records and when the time comes you all will be at the event, it’ll be the same thing. I’ll probably be sitting up here by myself answering a lot of questions.”

He fell short of guaranteeing that he’d box again, although he said, “But if I do fight, there’s a 90% chance it’s against Conor McGregor.”


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