Floyd Mayweather has told ESPN he wants to take over UFC star for $100 m and added: Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants to fight – gives 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 name 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 departing Pacquiaos promoter, Bob Arum, is organising for the Filipino senator.
It is the Mayweather-McGregor fight that would create the substantially big buzz, however, which says often about the nation of boxing and the rise of mixed martial arts. Regardless of the fact it would be a mismatch, it still might be the richest push in either fighting discipline in 2017.
Mayweather, who grows 40 next month and retired undefeated in September 2015, has tantalized his love for months with the prospect of having one more opposed 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 retains telling everybody he wants the fight gives make it happen.
We is seeking to realise the fight. They know what my quantity is. My count was a guaranteed $100 m. Were the -Aside and I dont know how much coin he has obligated? Im pretty sure he hasnt even prepared $10 m from an MMA contest. But we are willing to give him $15 m and then we can talk about splitting percentages per, the back-end percentage on pay-per view.
But of course were the -Aside. How can a guy talking here $20 m or $30 m if hes never even reached$ 8m or$ 9m[ for one fighting ]?
In his penultimate figure in May 2015, Mayweather separate a record $340 m pocketbook 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 endorses has faded and Mayweather has little or no interest in a rematch. Contributed the reaction to a contest that unavoidably disappointed after serial adjournments over five years, neither is there a great hunger for it among boxing fans.
The only thing Im maybe interested in, Mayweather added, is the Conor McGregor push. Im a businessman, and it prepares more business sense.
McGregor, who recently 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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