Floyd Mayweather has told English media that he and Conor McGregor will return to the ring in 2023. Whether it will be a professional boxing match or a presentation match is not yet certain.
This weekend Mayweather will fight an exhibition match against Japan’s Mikuru Asakura and in November the undefeated former champion (50-0) will once again enter the ring for a ‘friendly’ fight. “In 2023 it will be Conor’s turn,” Mayweather said. “We don’t know yet if it will be an exhibition or a real fight, but we’ve talked about both. I’d rather have an exhibition.”
‼️ Floyd Mayweather has now declared that a Conor McGregor rematch is in final negotiations to potentially take place in 2023. He said: "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." [@MailSport]
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In the interview, Mayweather also says that at his age he is no longer interested in serious fights with professional boxers. “I don’t want any more fights where I can actually take damage. So guys like Conor McGregor and guys who don’t hit so hard, like YouTubers, I have no problem-fighting. But nothing to hurt myself.”
In 2017, the first fight between McGregor and Mayweather was in Las Vegas. Mayweather won the fight, extending his undefeated streak to 50 wins. A lot of money was also made with the fight: Mayweather would have earned about 300 million euros and McGregor would also have earned more than 100 million.
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