Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor ‘in talks’ over boxing combat rematch

Mayweather stopped McGregor in 2017 and the rivals are reportedly in talks over a second combat regardless of the Irishman breaking his leg final summer season

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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are reportedly in talks over a rematch.

McGregor was overwhelmed by boxing legend Mayweather in 2017 when the Irishman was stopped within the tenth spherical of what was his skilled boxing debut. Mayweather prolonged his good document to 50-0 earlier than hanging up his gloves.

He has since taken half in three money-spinning exhibition bouts towards Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, YouTube star Logan Paul and former sparring associate Don Moore. Mayweather can be resulting from tackle MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura in Japan later this 12 months.

But FightHype are reporting that the boxing legend is holding talks with McGregor over a bout which might earn him over $100million. The outlet is understood to have an in depth relationship with the previous pound-for-pound star.

Conor McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather in 2017


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Mayweather just lately revealed he was open to a second assembly with McGregor, telling Showtime Sports: “Absolutely. He easy. The beef is all these guys look up to me, steal my blueprint and then get to hating on me.”

Mayweather’s promoter then doubled down on his fighter’s declare, including: “When I say to Conor, if you’re listening, you can get that too. Most definitely. That right, this is very personal. After everything, where they left the ring, they hugged, but things are a little different now.”

McGregor then took to social media to submit an image from his first combat with Mayweather with the caption: “I accept”. The former two-weight UFC champion is presently recovering from the damaged leg he suffered towards Dustin Poirier final summer season.

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McGregor was initially anticipated to return this summer season however has but to renew full coaching. He posted footage of himself kicking together with his injured leg final week however has but to workforce up with coach John Kavanagh. The Dubliner has at all times insisted he’ll combat within the ring once more however claimed his subsequent outing can be within the cage.

“Boxing is my first love in combat sports,” he informed Sky Sports. “I had such a great time the last time I was out there. Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC – that story is far from over, in fact it’s just being written, it is just the beginning. “But, boxing, for positive I’ll grace the squared circle once more sooner or later.”

McGregor, who won featherweight and lightweight gold in the UFC, has won only one of his last five fights; his 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone in 2020. After losing to Mayweather, he was beaten by bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov before suffering. back-to-back defeats by Poirier last summer.

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