Monday 22 July 2019

Floyd Mayweather appears to rule out fight with Conor McGregor

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has appeared to put an end to any prospect of a super-fight with Conor McGregor.

The five-division world champion earlier this week revealed that he offered McGregor €15million to make the fight happen and claimed that the Dubliner was all talk and only interested in his own profile.

Mayweather's comments during the week suggested that the superfight could happen but speaking today, Mayweather stated his boxing career was now over and ruled out any return to the ring.

Mayweather has been promoting James DeGale’s world title unification fight with Badou Jack in New York and answered questions on the proposed fight with McGregor.

“I've had my career,” he said.

“All kinds of guys from other sports keep calling me out. If it ever happened it would be an easy win for me.

“But I want to concentrate on helping the young boxers I promote accomplish their dreams - and helping my children become the best people they can.'”

While making money is part of who Mayweather is, he admitted that there are now more important things in life for him to concentrate on.

“I'm a businessman and I like making money but I'm retired now on my record of 49 and 0,” he added.

“People with an interest in me coming back are not thinking of my health and my family.

“There's no point me no longer being the sharpest tool in the box but having more money.

“And I look at how the great Muhammad Ali went on too long.”

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