EXCLUSIVE: Floyd Mayweather will fight Conor McGregor again next year, boxing legend confirms…with decision on whether it’s a show or pro boxing rematch ‘the only detail to settle”
- Mayweather revealed details surrounding his 2023 rematch with McGregor
- The 45-year-old boxing icon says he will face the Irishman next year
- However, Mayweather said they are still discussing the terms of the fight.
- Mayweather wants to make it an exhibition fight but said it could be pro
Floyd Mayweather has confirmed a 2023 rematch with Conor McGregor is in the works and says the highly anticipated rematch could be a professional fight.
It’s been nearly five years since Mayweather gave the UFC superstar a lesson in boxing, picking up a tenth-round TKO victory in Las Vegas in August 2017.
Mayweather has now revealed he is in final negotiations with McGregor over the terms of their 2023 rematch and has revealed it could be a pro fight.
Floyd Mayweather could return to the ring in a professional capacity to face McGregor again
Conor McGregor and Mayweather clashed in a boxing match in 2017
Addressed exclusively to sports mailMayweather discussed his plans for the rest of the year and revealed he could fight McGregor in a pro bout in 2023.
Mayweather said: “I want to go there this weekend and have fun [against Mikuru Asakura]. Then I have another exhibition in Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.
“We don’t know if it’s going to be an exhibition or a real fight. But there has been talk of both. I would prefer an exhibition.
When asked why he would prefer exposure, Mayweather said, “I’m not into fights where I’m going to take real punishment.
Mayweather dominated McGregor and earned a tenth-round TKO victory over the UFC star
‘So guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard like YouTubers or UFC guys, I don’t really mind colliding with those kind of individuals but nothing where I’m going putting me in a position where I’m going to hurt or hurt myself.
Mayweather’s clash with the Notorious turned out to be his last professional fight, taking his record to 50 wins and zero losses or draws.
Mayweather – who insists he wouldn’t change anything about his career – reportedly earned an estimated $280million from the blockbuster fight.
Meanwhile, McGregor won $130 million from what was his first and only boxing fight.
Since then, McGregor has suffered three losses in his last four UFC fights. He also took time away from the Octagon after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier.
McGregor has declared his intention to return to the boxing ring one day in the future
McGregor hasn’t fought since breaking his leg (above) in his loss to Dustin Poirier
Nonetheless, McGregor confirmed his desire to return to boxing by attending the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.
He told Sky Sports: “Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time last time I was there.
“Obviously my return will be in the octagon for the UFC – this story is far from over, in fact it’s just been written, it’s just the beginning. But, boxing is sure i will come back to the squared circle in the future.
Meanwhile, Mayweather will return to action this weekend when he takes on MMA fighter Asakura in an exhibition bout in Japan.
You can watch Floyd Mayweather in action against Mikuru Asakura live on FITE TV this Saturday, September 24.