Following his retirement from professional boxing, Floyd Mayweather has been a busy man. Retiring with a perfect record back in 2017, ‘Money’ has only taken on exhibition fights since then. As such, there have been drummings of a potential rematch with Conor McGregor next year.
Previously, Mayweather drifted to a 10th-round stoppage win in their 2017 bout to extend his professional record to 50-0, beating Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record. Having made a king’s ransom from the fight, Floyd feels no harm in giving the Notorious another showdown.
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Speaking to a media outlet, Floyd says, “I want to go out there this weekend and have fun. Then I have another exhibition in Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.” He adds, “We don’t know if it’s going to be an exhibition or a real fight. “I would prefer an exhibition.”
Talking about his indulgence in exhibition bouts, Floyd says, “So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard such as YouTubers or UFC guys, I don’t really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself.”
Recently, the American has since been involved in a number of lucrative exhibition bouts. Floyd took on Logan Paul in a non-scored bout in June 2021 and will fight Japanese MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura in Saitama this weekend. Also on the horizon is Floyd’s bout against British YouTuber and KSI’s younger brother, Deji in November.
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Since Conor is still in recovery mode, there are a lot of details yet to be worked over. Currently, McGregor is recovering from a bad leg break suffered in his last UFC fight, a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. However, recent posts from the Irishman suggest that he is well on his way to recovery.
Speaking about the McGregor fight, Floyd reveals some of his plans. Notably, Mayweather suggested Allegiant Stadium, home to the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, as a potential venue for his rematch with McGregor.“They already talked to me about my number that I’m going to receive,” Floyd reportedly told TMZ, adding, “9 figures. You know we gotta start at least 100 million for Floyd Mayweather.”
With the fight looking like a real possibility, it seems likely that the fight will be happening by this time next year. However, with Mayweather now 45, could Conor go one up on his former foe? Who wins this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.