FLOYD MAYWEATHER says a mooted boxing match against UFC star Conor McGregor would take place at either 147 or 150lbs.
The former pound-for-pound king rushed to the MGM Grand Garden Arena to be a part of Showtime’s broadcast of Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz, on which he responded to comments McGregor had recently made.
McGregor had said that his main priority moving forward is securing a lucrative fight with Mayweather, prompting Floyd to respond.
“I believe the fight can happen. Conor McGregor, like I said before, he’s a tough competitor. He proved throughout the years in the UFC that he can fight standing up. So we’ll just have to see what the future holds,” he said.
“Can we make this fight happen? Absolutely. That’s what everyone wants to see and of course Showtime is the biggest and the best in the business so hopefully a Showtime pay-per-view, we can make it happen.”
Mayweather even went so far as to say that a fight between them would happen at 147 or 150. Mayweather closed out his glittering career in 2015 at welterweight – 147lbs – while McGregor has fought from 145 up to 170lbs, most recently winning a UFC title at 155lbs.
Floyd maintains that he would be the main draw if they ever fought, and as such would demand the higher purse.
“We’ll just see. We know I’m the ‘A’ side,” he said. “Of course it shows throughout the years, so many record breaking numbers that we have done, me and my team.
“So we’ll just see what the future holds, hopefully we can make the fight happen.
“I truly believe the fans want this fight,” Mayweather said. “The fans have been asking for this fight. It’s all about entertainment. He’s very entertaining. He’s very outspoken, like myself, so let’s give the fans what they want to see.”