Floyd Mayweather has told ESPN he wants to take over UFC star for $100 m and lent: Conor McGregor maintains telling everybody he wants to fight – gives make it happen
Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to battle Conor McGregor but only if he gets paid $100 m (8 2m) and the Irish UFC star is prepared to take a career-high $15 m( 12 m ), plus a minor slice of the pay-per-view revenue.
Meanwhile, the 38 -year-old Manny Pacquiao, who had been hoping for a rematch with Mayweather, has agreed to defend his WBO welterweight claim against a little-known Queensland schoolteacher, Jeff Horn, in Brisbane in April, according to unconfirmed reports in Australia. It is part of a three-fight farewell Pacquiaos promoter, Bob Arum, is organising for the Filipino senator.
It is the Mayweather-McGregor fight that would create the substantially bigger chatter, however, which says much about the territory of boxing and the rise of mixed martial arts. Regardless of the fact it would be a inconsistency, it still might be the richest combat in either fighting self-discipline in 2017.
Mayweather, who becomes 40 next month and retired undefeated in September 2015, has teased his love for months with the prospect of having one more crusaded to outdo the 49 -0 be reported that he currently shares with Rocky Marciano.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN, the American said: Im saying right here: Conor McGregor continues telling everybody he requires the fight makes make it happen.
We is seeking to oblige the fight. They know what my numeral is. My numeral was a guaranteed $100 m. Were the -Aside and I dont known better much fund he has obligated? Im pretty sure he hasnt even acquired $10 m from an MMA bout. But we are willing to give him $15 m and then we can talk about dividing the percentage, the back-end percentage on pay-per view.
But of course were the -Aside. How can a person talking here $20 m or $30 m if hes never even built$ 8m or$ 9m[ for one engage ]?
In his penultimate illusion in May 2015, Mayweather split a record $340 m purse 60/40 with Pacquiao and boosted his go for an estimated $300 m with his share of the pay-per-view. Nonetheless, the cachet of both endorses has faded and Mayweather has little or no interest in a rematch. Given the reaction to a bout that unavoidably disappointed after serial postponements over five years old, neither is there a great hunger for it among boxing fans.
The only thing Im probably interested in, Mayweather included, is the Conor McGregor engage. Im a businessman, and it draws more business sense.
McGregor, who lately acquired a boxing licence in California, has yet to respond.
This article was revised on 12 January 2017. An earlier form incorrectly were of the view that Rocky Marciano had a 50 -0 record.
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