Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are ‘very close to finalizing a deal worth £130m for a huge boxing rematch that will see the American put his undefeated record on the line’… but the duo are squabbling over the number of rounds involved
- Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor in his last pro fight back in 2017
- The pair are now ‘very close’ to agreeing terms on a sensational rematch
- McGregor wants Mayweather to put his 50-0 undefeated record on the line
- The UFC star wants a ten-round fight against the ‘Money’ Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather is reportedly close to agreeing to a deal with Conor McGregor to stage a sensational rematch.
It has been nearly five years since Mayweather taught the UFC superstar a boxing lesson, securing a tenth round TKO victory in Las Vegas back in August 2017.
The Sun have now reported that Mayweather is willing to once again put his unbeaten record on the line in a money-spinning match against McGregor.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are reportedly closing in on agreeing to a rematch
Mayweather has not fought professionally in the ring since his victory over the Irishman.
It’s said the two parties are close to cutting a deal after Mayweather offered McGregor $157.9million (£130m) for a rematch.
McGregor, who hasn’t been in any form of ring since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 one year ago, is only willing to fight Mayweather if the American’s 50-0 undefeated record is on the line.
The fight would be at 155lbs, meaning McGregor would have to cut some weight after he has reportedly tipped the scales at over 190lbs since breaking his leg.
Mayweather defeated McGregor via 10th round TKO in his last professional fight in 2017
McGregor now wants Mayweather to put his undefeated record back up on the line
There is still another contentious point that would need to be addressed and that is the number of rounds.
McGregor wants the fight to go to ten rounds. Mayweather in his recent exhibition bouts with YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul and former sparring partner Don Moore, has gone the distance in eight-round bouts.
It’s said that the American would see the rematch with McGregor as the ‘end of the Mayweather era’ and ‘start of the Gervonta Davis era’.
Mayweather is looking at the bout to take place next March in the Middle East, with a potential fight between Davis and Ryan Garcia as an undercard fight.
Mayweather has reportedly offered McGregor around £130million to fight him in a rematch
Davis, who holds an undefeated 27-0 record has been fighting for Mayweather Promotions – though there has been speculation that he could look to fight for different promoters.
McGregor hinted at a potential rematch with Mayweather in a now deleted post he made on his Instagram account last month.
Alongside a picture of their first fight, he hinted at the pair facing off one more time as he wrote: ‘I accept.’
Speaking to Sky Sports, while attending the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix at the end of May, McGregor confirmed that he intends to step back into the boxing ring in the future.
McGregor said: ‘Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was out there.
‘Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for the UFC – that story is far from over, in fact it’s just being written, it is just the beginning.
‘But, boxing, for sure I will grace the squared circle again in the future.’