Floyd Mayweather has been gracing headlines these days. He has since played with the thought of putting up a record-breaking fight against MMA champion Conor McGregor.
Mayweather has broken his silence on the fight that’s bound to make him go out of retirement. Earlier this month, he has indicated that a six-figure paycheck plus the chance to close his boxing record to a legendary 50-0 are the conditions that will make him don his boxing gloves again.
In a more recent interview, said figure even reached the $100 million mark. Now, he has declared that the only opponent he’s willing to fight is Conor McGregor.
“You have (a boxer) against an MMA fighter — one of the best MMA fighters to ever stand up and do it. He’s a strong fighter, and when I look at his fights, he’s a little faster than I thought he was,” Mayweather said, according to Fox Sports.
Independent UK reached out to McGregor for comment. McGregor has since said he’s willing to discuss the possibilities for what could be a billion-dollar fight.
To thrill fans, McGregor even released a photoshopped banner to show what a Mayweather-McGregor bout may look like.
Regarding pay-per-views, Mayweather is confident that the new bout they’re planning can break his highest PPV record. His 4.6 million pay-per-view sales record during his fight with Pacquiao still stands to be broken.
As to how far along this MMA vs. Boxing fight is going to be, Floyd Mayweather revealed to Fox Sports that they have been plotting the calendar.
“I’m pretty sure we’re going to have a masterplan to make that fight happen. It hasn’t happened yet but we locked down some dates, me and my team, me and Al Haymon, me and Leonard Ellerbe. We locked down some dates in different countries, in different cities in the United States,” Mayweather said in detail.