‘Juice is worth it no matter who the opponent is’: Floyd Mayweather reveals he’s open to boxing matches with Conor McGregor … but dismisses the prospect of MMA fights
- Floyd Mayweather says he will only include Conor McGregor in the boxing ring
- The American achieved a TKO victory over McGregor in 10 rounds in 2017
- Mayweather has since retired, but claims he could consider one last game
- McGregor retired from MMA for the third time in the past four years last month
Floyd Mayweather has ruled out stepping into the octagon soon, but the American says he’s willing to include Conor McGregor in a boxing match.
Mayweather achieved a 10th round TKO win over McGregor in August 2017 after the MMA star agreed to make his boxing debut at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The undefeated American has been inactive since his win at Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018, and the 43-year-old says he plans to return to the ring later this year or early next year.
Floyd Mayweather says he will only include Conor McGregor in a boxing match
“We are currently working on a number of things for Tokyo, whether it’s 2020 or 2021,” said Mayweather Forbes.
‘No [I won’t compete in MMA]Floyd Mayweather said. “I think like how winning teams get home advantage in the playoffs … you don’t fix what’s not broken and my record is not broken.”
Mayweather has won all 50 of his professional fights since his debut in 1996, and the five-weight world champion is still looking to ‘squeeze’ everything out of his highly successful career.
Mayweather achieved a 10th round TKO win over the Irishman in Las Vegas in August 2017
“I’m retired for now. You never know, but it should be worth it, “Mayweather said of a boxing match with McGregor. “Just like gambling, right? The juice is worth it no matter who the opponent is. ‘
Mayweather made $ 275 million (£ 226 million) in the first fight, while McGregor made $ 85 million (£ 69 million).
Last month, McGregor announced his retirement from UFC for the third time in four years, weeks after saying a rematch with Mayweather is “inevitable.”