Floyd Mayweather has told ESPN he wants to take over UFC star for $100 m and contributed: Conor McGregor saves telling everybody he wants to fight – tells make it happen
Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to push 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 designation against a little-known Queensland schoolteacher, Jeff Horn, in Brisbane in April, is in accordance with unconfirmed reports in Australia. It is part of a three-fight parting Pacquiaos promoter, Bob Arum, is organising for the Filipino senator.
It is the Mayweather-McGregor fight that would create the substantially bigger buzz, nonetheless, which says often about the government of boxing and the rise of mixed martial arts. Regardless of the fact it would be a mismatch, it still might be the richest campaign in either pushing restraint in 2017.
Mayweather, who switches 40 next month and retired undefeated in September 2015, has taunted his followers for months with the prospect of having one more opposed to outstrip the 49 -0 record that he currently shares with Rocky Marciano.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN, the American said: Im saying right here: Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he requires the fight makes make it happen.
We is seeking to obligate the fight. They know what my multitude is. My quantity was a guaranteed $100 m. Were the -Aside and I dont known better much coin he has induced? Im pretty sure he hasnt even stirred $10 m from an MMA bout. But we are willing to give him $15 m and then we can talk about dividing percentages per, the back-end percentage on pay-per view.
But of course were the -Aside. How can a person talking here $20 m or $30 m if hes never even established$ 8m or$ 9m[ for one oppose ]?
In his penultimate impression in May 2015, Mayweather split a record $340 m purse 60/40 with Pacquiao and boosted his take to an estimated $300 m with his share of the pay-per-view. However, the cachet of both champions has faded and Mayweather has little or no interest in a rematch. Made the reaction to a bout that inevitably disheartened after serial adjournments over five years old, neither is there a great hunger for it among boxing fans.
The only thing Im possibly interested in, Mayweather lent, is the Conor McGregor campaign. Im a businessman, and it realise more business sense.
McGregor, who lately acquired a boxing licence in California, has already been to respond.
This article was reformed on 12 January 2017. An earlier form incorrectly suggested that Rocky Marciano had a 50 -0 record.
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