Unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says that he will come out of retirement to fight with Irish mixed-martial arts star Conor McGregor.
He said this in a video posted by FightHype on Youtube. The 40-year-old American said he wants to face McGregor, 28, in June.
When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf. He was the A side, I was the B side. I beat him, I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain.
When I faced Oscar De La Hoya, he was the A side, I was the B side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain, I beat him and I became the A side.
For Conor McGregor; I’m coming out of retirement just to fight Conor McGregor,” Mayweather said
Mayweather had matched Rocky Marciano’s iconic 49-0 unbeaten career record when he walked away from boxing as the welterweight champion in 2015.
However, McGregor is under contract to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) series, which would have to approve any deal for the fight to happen.
Mayweather, however has expressed his desire to see McGregor accept the deal.
“I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC,” Mayweather said, adding: “Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.”
McGregor who is currently taking a break, had said that he expects his next fight to be in a boxing ring.