Floyd Mayweather says Conor McGregor is like YouTuber who dont hit hard
Offbeat news from the world of sport
We have more newsletters
Floyd Mayweather has given an update regarding a rematch with Conor McGregor, and outlined his rule preferences for the potential bout.
Mayweather met McGregor in the boxing ring in 2017, as he signed off his professional career with a 10th round win via technical knockout. Since their fight five years ago, there have been plenty of rumours of the pair meeting once again and now the American star has some good news for boxing fans.
Mayweather was speaking ahead of his clash with MMA star Mikuru Asakura in Japan this weekend. The fight between 'Money' Mayweather and Asakura will be the American's latest exhibition outing in the ring, with McGregor next on his list.
READ MORE: KSI's brother set to face Floyd Mayweather in exhibition boxing bout this year
Speaking to The Daily Mail, he said: "I want to go out there this weekend and have fun [against Mikuru Asakura]. Then I have another exhibition Dubai in November and me and Conor McGregor in 2023." Mayweather went on to reveal that discussions are in place to decide whether the fight will be an exhibition or not, but admitted he prefers the former.
He went on: "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."
Seemingly taking a dig at his rival McGregor's punching power, Mayweather said: "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."
Do you want to see Mayweather and McGregor fight again? Let us know in the comments section below.
McGregor himself has been out of action since July 2021, after he suffered a brutal leg break during a defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The Irishman's return to the octagon was tipped to go ahead this year, but he or UFC boss Dana White is yet to confirm who or when McGregor will be back on a fight card.
Whether this prolonged time way from UFC will hamper his chances of taking on Mayweather remains to be seen, however the 'Notorious One' did reveal at this year's Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix that he is still keen to return to the boxing ring.
He told Sky Sports: "Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was out there. Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC – that story is far from over, in fact it's just being written, it is just the beginning. But, boxing, for sure I will grace the squared circle again in the future."
Jake Paul calls out 'b****' Dana White – and wants £4.2million bet over fight
Leigh Wood withdraws from world title fight with Mauricio Lara but card still goes ahead
Canelo Alvarez on mum's special motivation for Gennadiy Golovkin trilogy fight
- Conor Mcgregor
- Dana White
- Floyd Mayweather
Source: Read Full Article