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Sunday 25 June 2017

Watch: 'Let's make it happen' - Floyd Mayweather claims he made $15m offer to Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather
Independent Newsdesk

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Floyd Mayweather has claimed he offered $15m to Conor McGregor to meet him in a boxing ring.

McGregor fuelled speculation about a possible bout by taking out a boxing licence in California recently and at the RTE Sportsperson of the Year Awards when asked about the possibility of a fight with Mayweather, he said : "I mean we will see what happens, of course. I've got the boxing licence.

"His last pay-per-view was 350,000 buys. It was a flop. The fight was a dud. His last two fights have been duds. I certainly don't need him. I could pick some local schmuck and still do big numbers.

"Of course the Floyd fight is the one we all want to see. These things take time."

The UFC lightweight champion claimed in November that Mayweather was scared of him and he would want $100m for the fight.

The American has claimed that he offered $15m for the Dubliner to take him on in the ring.

Speaking to ESPN's First Take, Mayweather said: "Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants the fight. Let's make it happen.

"We tried to make the McGregor fight. My number was a guaranteed $100million that was my number, we offered him $15m.

"We're the A-side and I don't know how much Conor McGregor has made but I'm pretty sure he hasn't made $10m in an MMA bout.

"We are willing to give him $15m and then we could talk about splitting the back-end of pay-per-view, but of course we're the A-side.

"How can a guy talk about $20m or $30m if he's never even made $8m or $9m?"

"I'm saying right here, Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants to fight, let's make it happen.

"Dana White, the UFC, let's make it happen. Bring him over to the boxing world and I'll show him what it's like."

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