Floyd Mayweather Confirms He Will Fight UFC Legend Conor McGregor Next Year in a Fight or Exhibition

Floyd Mayweather Confirms He Will Fight UFC Legend Conor McGregor Next Year in a Fight or Exhibition

  • Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor II will happen next year according to the 50-0 boxer
  • Mayweather is expecting the fight to be an exhibition with the UFC legend
  • The two stars squared off in the ring five years ago in a highly anticipated match which Mayweather won by TKO

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that he will take on UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a bout next year.

Mayweather has said that ongoing talks about whether it will be a fight or an exhibition match.

Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, UFC
Mayweather fought McGregor in 2017 stopping him in the tenth round. Photo by Jeff Bottari
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Mayweather confirms fight with McGregor will happen next year

According to an exclusive by the Daily Mail, the American boxer has said a rematch in 2023 will take place, but discussions about the nature of the bout are still being discussed. Mayweather expects the fight to be an exhibition.

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I want to go out there this weekend and have fun. Then I have another exhibition 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's been talks of both. I would prefer an exhibition. I am not into fights where I am going to take any real punishment.

The two stars went head-to-head in a highly anticipated showdown in 2017, a fight which Mayweather won in ten rounds with a TKO. Mayweather says that he will take exhibitions against semi-pro boxers that can't hurt him at this juncture in his career.

So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don't really hit hard, such as YouTubers or UFC guys, I don't really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself.

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Mayweather reportedly earned $280 million from the fight, while McGregor took home $130 million.

Tyson Fury continues to taunt Anthony Joshua

Sports Brief earlier reported on Tyson Fury's intensified attacks on Anthony Joshua ahead of a heavyweight blockbuster showdown later this year.

Fury is looking to inflict more misery on Joshua, who's not had much success in the ring, but Fury has offered a 60/40 deal to return for the 'Battle of Britain'. Joshua was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine last month.

Source: SportsBrief.com