Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are reportedly on the verge of announcing a super-fight.
According to The Sun, the fight is just weeks away from being confirmed with the purse needing to be agreed upon before contracts can be signed.
It is not the first we have heard about a potential fight between the pair. McGregor sounded out the undefeated boxer back in March on the possibility of stepping into the ring…
— BT Sport UFC (@btsportufc) March 3, 2016
Allegedly the fighters fees would be far from a 50/50 split, with ‘Money’ Mayweather set to bank £100 million in comparison to a rumoured £7 million for the Irishman.
A source told The Sun:
Floyd went mad after Conor said he would crush him and knock him out in 30 seconds, he’s obsessed with making Conor eat his words.
Floyd is calling the shots. It’s strictly boxing and Conor will have to lose roughly 25lbs.
It was agreed in principle on May 2, but Floyd wouldn’t reveal the identity of his opponent until last night when he told friends he’ll be fighting Conor.
Mayweather would certainly have the upper hand in a straight boxing bout on paper, with McGregor’s MMA skill set essentially handicapped, but following his recent woes with the UFC this could be precisely the pay day the ‘Notorious’ is seeking.
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