It has been reported that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are closing in on agreeing to a huge rematch. The announcement comes five years after their first meeting.
Mayweather moved to the dreamed about 50-0 with a tenth round TKO over McGregor in 2017. The bout marked the first time a superstar MMA fighter made the cross over to boxing to fight.
Reported by The Sun, the two huge combat sports starts are in talks over a massive money making contest.
A source explained that personal terms have been agreed between the two fighters, but it’s still up in the air on how many rounds both will settle at, with McGregor wanting ten. The bout is expected to be set at 155lbs which would mean the Irish star would need to cut a enormous amount of weight, after beefing up during his recovery.
Mayweather has put an offer of $157.9 million on the table for the rematch and is open to put his unbeaten professional record on the line.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Could Be Close
A representative of Mayweathers camp told The Sun: “Connor will only take the fight providing Floyd is willing to put his professional record on the line – so the fight will not be an exhibition, it will be an official fight.
“It will be at 155lb. That’s what we know so far. It will be the last time Floyd ever steps in the ring so it is not one to miss.
“The deal is very close to being done. Personal terms have been agreed on both parties. It will be one final show down. And yes records will be at stake.
“Floyd sees it as the end of the Mayweather era and the beginning of the Gervonta Davis era.
“He believes it will be the biggest night boxing will have ever seen and has been saying ‘People best be ready because it’s going to be something spectacular’.
“There are arguments about the rounds at the moment with Connor’s team wanting 10 rounds. But the deal and rights are certainly getting there.”
The First Meeting
The first meeting recorded the second highest pay-per-view event in history, attaining over four million buyers. Mayweather walked away with a whopping £250m from the bout, while McGregor made £100m.
Mayweather has taken part in three exhibition bouts since his last professional contest against Tenshin Nasukawa, Logan Paul and Don Moore.
McGregor has had a tough time in MMA competition after returning to the Octagon following the boxing match with Mayweather, just winning one of four. Still, McGregor has expressed his eagerness to climb back to the top of the rankings. When, we don’t know.
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