Monday 23 October 2017

'It can be the biggest fight in the history of the sport' - Mayweather urges McGregor to sign up for Las Vegas showdown

Floyd Mayweather eager to fight Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather eager to fight Conor McGregor
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Floyd Mayweather has again urged Conor McGregor to ‘give the fans what they want to see’ and sign up to a mega-fight later this year.

Mayweather and McGregor have been taunting each other in recent months, with the duo hyping up a boxing contest that once seemed fanciful and now appears to be edging closer to a reality.

UFC king McGregor would be a huge outsider in his professional boxing debut against the undefeated former world champion Mayweather, yet the legend who celebrated his 40th birthday last weekend is eager to sign up for one last fight against the Irishman.

"They keep throwing the Conor McGregor name out there,” Mayweather told Showtime Boxing. “Conor McGregor, like I said before, I’m here let’s make it happen.

“Let’s give the fans what they want to see. There’s only one fight out there that’s important and that’s Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

“I don’t know if the fight is going to happen. If it did happen that would be my last, my final fight. It can be the biggest fight in the history of the sport, we just don’t know.”

Mayweather also responded to suggestions that he would dominate the contest if McGregor made his first boxing appearance against him, as he suggested the MMA star is an under-rated fighter.

“Every time Conor McGregor goes out there and compete and win, he do it standing up,” he added.

“When Conor McGregor did lose (against Nate Diaz), he lost on the ground. He didn’t lose standing up. So he’s a hell of a fighter and a very, very tough competitor and he has the will to win.

“The UFC gloves is no different from boxing gloves, they just a little bit smaller but if a guy got power, he got power and Conor McGregor got power.”

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