Floyd Mayweather would ‘definitely’ face Conor McGregor in a rematch as boxing icon holds ‘very personal’ grudge against the Irishman who ‘stole his blueprint’ as the 44-year-old prepares to take on Logan Paul in Miami
- Floyd Mayweather would ‘definitely’ face Conor McGregor in a rematch
- The superstars met in August 2017 when Mayweather won by 10th round TKO
- McGregor has returned to the UFC, while the American has fought in exhibitions
- Mayweather’s manager says the icon’s problem with McGregor is ‘very personal’
- The 44-year-old is recording YouTube novice Logan Paul in Miami this weekend weekend
Floyd Mayweather is ready to offer Conor McGregor a rematch after Leonard Ellerbe confirmed the boxing icon is not in favor of the Irishman, insisting the rivalry is “very personal”.
Mayweather, 44, returns to the ring for the first time since New Year’s Eve 2018 when he takes on YouTube novice Logan Paul in Miami, Florida, in an eight-round demonstration match.
The American officially retired in August 2017 after his TKO win over UFC star McGregor, but has expressed interest in competing in exhibition matches.
Floyd Mayweather says open to second confrontation with UFC superstar Conor McGregor
The two fighters met in Las Vegas in August 2017, where Mayweather won by 10th round TKO
His fight with Paul, 26, who has not won professionally, will not be scored by the ringside judges, nor will there be an official loser winner – although knockouts are allowed.
Despite this, Mayweather’s manager, Ellerbe, says a second fight with McGregor – who has won just one of his last three UFC fights – is a possibility.
“I’d like to say to Conor (McGregor), if you listen, you can get that too. You can get that too,” he said at an event that preceded Sunday’s exhibition game.
The pair have since exchanged words and Mayweather holds a ‘very personal’ grudge
Mayweather said he would ‘definitely’ fight McGregor again if the opportunity presented itself
Asked if Mayweather would like a rematch with the Notorious, he said: “Certainly. Because that’s exactly what’s very personal there.
“After all where they left the ring and the hugs and everything. But things are a little different now, things are a little different.’
When questioned about Ellerbe’s comments, Mayweather did not refute his manager’s claims.
“Calm down, absolutely,” he said of fighting McGregor. “The problem is all these guys look up to me, steal my blueprint and then hate me.”
The 44-year-old will take on YouTube boxer Logan Paul in an exhibition match this weekend
Mayweather came face to face with Paul in Miami on Thursday, as anticipation for the exhibit grows this weekend.
The 26-year-old has a huge advantage over the former five-weight world champion, but Mayweather is confident he will beat the internet sensation.
“I don’t have to use my A-game, my B-game, my C-game. I can use my Z game,” Mayweather said at the Miami event. “You don’t even have to hit him hard. The result will be the same.’