Many boxing fans want to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. break Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record. However, Mayweather would only come out of retirement to face UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, in a boxing match.
The 39-year-old undefeated boxer told ESPN News that he is very open to fighting McGregor in a boxing match. He also revealed that it is the only fight he is looking forward to since it will be big money bout.
“If I do fight, it’s only against Conor McGregor. That’s gonna be my only fight and not against nobody else because this matchup is just so intriguing,” Mayweather said.
“You have a fighter against an MMA fighter, one of the best MMA fighters to do combat and stand up and do it. He’s a strong fighter and when I look at him fight, he’s a little faster than I thought he was so if the fight happens I can’t overlook the guy. I’m pretty sure if we make the fight happen, I’m pretty sure he’s gonna push me to the limit,” he added.
On the other hand, the reigning UFC featherweight champion has already started trash-talking Mayweather by posting “I run boxing” on his Twitter account this weekend.
I run boxing.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 14, 2016
He was also seen training with former IBF and IBO welterweight champion Chris van Heerden. The 27-year-old Irishman is still training very hard even though he has no scheduled fight after his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 200 was shelved.
There is still a slight chance that a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight will happen. However, UFC president Dana White told Russillo & Kannell that it would be very difficult to negotiate a fight between the two biggest names in their respective sports.
“Let me put it to you this way. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are in the same sport. It took how long for those two to fight? Now imagine how hard it would be to get Mayweather and McGregor to fight. They’re not in the same sport,” White said.
Photo Courtesy: @TheNotoriousMMA/Twitter