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Floyd Mayweather says it’s “likely” that he’ll come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor.
Mayweather also claims that a clash with the Irish UFC star is the only fight that would make him consider coming out of retirement.
‘Money’ retired after 49 unbeaten bouts, and is regarded as one of the best pound for pound boxers of all time, and he spoke of his willingness to make the fight happen last night during Sky Sports’ coverage of Carl Frampton’s rematch with Leo Santa Cruz.
“Most likely the fight between me and Conor McGregor will happen,” he said.
“That’s the only fight that will get me back in the ring.
“He’s going to do a job on his side and we are going to do a job on my side and hopefully all the fans in the UK come over and support me.
“I don’t know (when it will be), I need to communicate with my team, the fight hasn’t been made yet, but it is all about entertainment so hopefully we can make it happen.”
The controversial boxer has been engaged in a war of words with McGregor, and rumours of a crossover boxing fight between the pair have reached a crescendo in recent months.
McGregor has obtained a boxing licence, and has spoken of his desire to make the fight happen, despite being the clear underdog. The Dubliner has also put his UFC career on hold until the Mayweather fight is made.
“I have my eyes on one thing and that’s Floyd Mayweather,” McGregor said recently.
“It’s the fight I want. I’ve got the reach. I’ve got the youth. You can’t prepare for a style like me.
“I am enjoying the little games we’re playing the back and forth. Let’s give the fans what they want.
“I believe this is the first billion fight. I think it will happen at the end of this year or the start of next year. I believe the next time I step into a combat arena will be through the ropes with 10oz gloves on.”