Tuesday 21 November 2017

Floyd Mayweather reveals he has a 'master plan' to set up lucrative Conor McGregor fight

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

It still appears highly unlikely that a Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor superfight will actually take place but the unbeaten boxer's insistence on talking up the possibility makes it an increasingly interesting proposition.

While both fighters have tentatively said that the fight could take place, there hasn't been any definitive movement by either side to suggest that it will become a reality.

However, speaking over the weekend to FightHype.com, Mayweather revealed that he has been working on a 'master plan' with boxing promoters Al Haymon and Leonard Ellerbe to secure a bout that could possibly give him the biggest payday of his career.

“I’m pretty sure we’re going to have a master plan to make that fight happen,” Mayweather said.

“It hasn’t happened yet but we locked down some dates, me and my team, me and Al Haymon, me and Leonard Ellerbe. We locked down some dates in different countries, in different cities in the United States. And you already know what my number is, 100 million. That’s just the guarantee."

This still sounds like very fanciful talk but the one thing Mayweather loves more than anything else is money so if he thinks this is the most lucrative way to reach the vaunted 50 win mark, he undoubtedly will do everything he can to book a fight with the Dublin MMA star.


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