Floyd Mayweather has told ESPN he wants to take over UFC star for $100 m and contributed: Conor McGregor preserves telling everybody he wants to fight – lets make it happen
Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to combat 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 title 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 parting 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 position of boxing and the rise of mixed martial arts. Regardless of the fact it would be a discrepancy, it still might be the richest fight in either opposing penalize in 2017.
Mayweather, who transforms 40 next month and retired undefeated in September 2015, has pestered his followers for months with future prospects of having one more crusaded to surpass 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 maintains telling everybody he craves the fight lets make it happen.
We is seeking to induce the fight. They know what my number is. My quantity was a guaranteed $100 m. Were the -Aside and I dont know how much fund he has drawn? Im pretty sure he hasnt even saw $10 m from an MMA bout. But we are willing to give him $15 m and then we can talk about separating 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 $30 m if hes never even manufactured$ 8m or$ 9m[ for one fight ]?
In his penultimate impression in May 2015, Mayweather split a record $340 m pocketbook 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 champions has faded and Mayweather has little or no interest in a rematch. Leaved the reaction to a contest that inevitably thwarted after serial postponements over five years, neither is there a great hunger for it among boxing fans.
The only thing Im probably interested in, Mayweather lent, is the Conor McGregor contend. Im a businessman, and it reaches more business sense.
McGregor, who lately acquired a boxing licence in California, has already been to respond.
This article was amended on 12 January 2017. An earlier version incorrectly suggested that Rocky Marciano had a 50 -0 record.
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