Floyd Mayweather has told ESPN he wants to take over UFC star for $100 m and contributed: Conor McGregor impedes telling everybody he wants to fight – tells make it happen
Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to crusade 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 deed 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 big buzz, nonetheless, which says often about the country of boxing and the rise of mixed martial arts. Regardless of the fact it would be a mismatch, it still might be the richest contend in either pushing subject in 2017.
Mayweather, who rotates 40 next month and retired undefeated in September 2015, has teased his devotees for months with the prospect of having one more campaigned to outdo 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 deters telling everybody he craves the fight tells make it happen.
We is seeking to clear the fight. They know what my number is. My digit was a guaranteed $100 m. Were the -Aside and I dont know how much coin he has drawn? Im pretty sure he hasnt even acquired $10 m from an MMA contest. 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 guy talk about $20 m or $30 m if hes never even shaped$ 8m or$ 9m[ for one crusade ]?
In his penultimate form in May 2015, Mayweather separate 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. However, the cachet of both endorses has faded and Mayweather has little or no interest in a rematch. Handed the reaction to a bout that unavoidably thwarted after serial postponements over five years old, neither is there a great hunger for it among boxing fans.
The only thing Im likely interested in, Mayweather lent, is the Conor McGregor campaign. Im a businessman, and it acquires more business sense.
McGregor, who recently acquired a boxing licence in California, has yet to respond.
This article was enhanced on 12 January 2017. An earlier form incorrectly were of the view that Rocky Marciano had a 50 -0 record.
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