For nearly two decades, Floyd Mayweather (49-0) remained undefeated while making his way up from super featherweight to the light middleweight division. Not only has he retired with an unblemished record, but also he’s dominated his opposition in a way no other boxer in history has.
Many experts regard Floyd Mayweather as among the greatest boxers of all-time. He’s a defensive genius and makes tough matchups look easy. In 2016 BoxRec rated Money Mayweather as the number one fighter of all time, pound for pound, while ESPN had him as the greatest boxer of the last twenty-five years.
It comes to no surprise, at least in his eyes that he deserves to be at the A-side of the negotiating table against any opponent. More so in the highly publicized crossover challenge between him and UFC champion Conor McGregor.
Whatever fee Conor McGregor may have earned with the UFC, Floyd Mayweather is willing to double. But he fights for a guaranteed hundred million, and he will only consider coming out of retirement against the Irishman.
However, UFC president Dana White offered both fighters $25 million with a share from PPV. If some fight fans consider Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor a joke, then Floyd thinks Dana White is the top comedian.
Dana White fires at Floyd Mayweather
“First of all, Floyd thinks he’s so much bigger than Conor McGregor — he’s wrong. Floyd’s gone undefeated for 20 years, I give him all the credit in the world for doing that. Conor’s been around for three or four years. For him to think that he’s a much bigger star than Conor isn’t true. I’m not going to pay him way more money than I’m going to pay my guy,” Dana White said in a report by FoxSports.
Okay, so how is Conor McGregor bigger than Mayweather then? And how much has he earned the most for a fight, in his short, blemished career?
Instead, Dana White takes a shot at Floyd’s lifestyle, making a case why he should take the offer of $25M. “We all know $25 million isn’t peanuts and so does he. He’s hanging his watch out the window, his watch is the problem.”
“When you’re wearing a watch that’s $250,000, you’re going to need $25 million real quick, pal. Hey Floyd, taxes are coming up too, buddy. The IRS is going to be all over you pal.”
Floyd Mayweather not afraid to fight Conor McGregor
ESPN’s Skip Bayless went on a rant, on how Floyd is scared to fight McGregor. But those who know boxing know how easy that fight is going to be.
“The best thing to do is look up how much money Conor McGregor has made, then look up how much money Floyd Mayweather has made, and then we can make the fight happen,” Mayweather said in a report by Yahoo! Sports.
Asked if he wants to fight Conor McGregor, Floyd said, “I’m a businessman at the end of the day. Absolutely.”
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