Mayweather Responds To Khabib’s Challenge To A Fight

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Since his victory against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t exactly stayed out of the spotlight.

Taking to Instagram, the Russian set his sights on a new opponent, calling out none other than boxing veteran Floyd Mayweather and challenging him to a fight.

Khabib called out Mayweather while he was hanging out with Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

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Look who I ran into at tonight’s fights in Russia.

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Obviously feeling confident after his win over McGregor, the Russian suggested he and Mayweather should get together.

In the video, he says:

Hey let’s go Floyd, we have to fight now. 50-0 versus 27-0. Two guys, never never like lose. In the jungle, only one king.

Of course I am the king because he cannot drop McGregor. But I dropped him easily!

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Now, the boxing legend has responded with his own message on Instagram, saying:

CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the checkbook out!
Go to @leonardellerbe ‘s page to view Khabib Nurmagomedov challenging me.


If his latest post is anything to go by, it seems Mayweather is up for the challenge.

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Charlie Cocksedge

Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.