Floyd Mayweather returns to The Sweet Science to fight Conor McGregor.
Winning title in different weight class, an undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather (49-0) retired in 2015. In his latest to date bout he faced off Andre Berto. He has also collected the notable wins over boxing great Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, Arturo Gatti, among others. Retired from fighting “Money” reportedly did not consider the idea of a return.
The current UFC lightweight champion, who has also held the title in a featherweight division, has shown a significant will to square off with the world’s highest paid boxer. On November 30 last year he has obtained a professional boxing license from the California State Athletic Commission.
Ever since the talks of a potential blockbuster inside the boxing ring evolved even more. The outlined major issues, apart of Mayweather’s retirement status until now, were the financial agreement as well as McGregor’s contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The latter is not permitted to compete outside the promotion.
On March 11 FightHype.com revealed the footage from the UK where Mayweather has met with the fans. He spoke his encounters with Gatti as well as De La Hoya, stating he was the B-side. “I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. I beat him, and I became an A-side,” he said.
“For Conor McGregor I am coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor. I don’t want any no more excuses about the money about the UFC.”
“Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June.”
“Let’s fight in June. You are the B-side, I am the A-side. I am tired of all this crying about the money and how much you want to fight. You blow a smoke up everybody ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.”
Following Mayweather’s proposal to fight in June, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has reportedly put the date of June 10 on hold. We will have more information as soon as it becomes available.
— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) March 12, 2017