Despite him stepping away from the ring a few years ago, Floyd Mayweather has continued to remain linked to a boxing return. Much which has come in the way of a rematch against UFC star Conor McGregor. The chatter has stayed around long enough for Mayweather to finally give a truthful answer on what it will take to do another match.
Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight
Following much hype around the possibility, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor agreed to a massive boxing fight back in August 2017.
The two spent much of the media tour ahead of the match trash-talking each other. However, it was a fight that expectedly didn’t live up to the hype as it was McGregor’s first professional boxing match. It certainly showed as he had plenty of energy early in the bout and tired out in the mid-rounds.
Meanwhile, Mayweather moved through the match with much ease and controlled seemingly every round. The fight was called in the 10th round as the referee stopped it as he felt McGregor wasn’t defending himself. It was a predictable route given the circumstances, but it hasn’t stopped the chatter around a possible rematch.
Mayweather has addressed the situation again, but this time putting a firm answer on what it will take to fight McGregor again.
Floyd Mayweather says it will take $300 million to fight Conor McGregor again
Throughout the backend of his boxing career, Floyd Mayweather made it abundantly clear that he values the fight that gets him the most money.
It’s been a massive part in him earning significant paydays from his last few fights, especially the bout against Conor McGregor. With that in mind, Mayweather has recently laid it out on the Club Shay Shay podcast with Shannon Sharpe that he won’t fight the UFC star unless he gets $300 million from the possible rematch.
“If I could make $300 million, absolutely. Conor McGregor can’t punch.”
There is no question that Mayweather could net a considerable gain from any potential fight, but that may be a bit more difficult during this coronavirus pandemic. The first match saw him garner $300 million while McGregor earned $100 million. He voiced that he values his health greatly, which speaks to his firmness in his asking price for any potential fight.
If the two are to explore this route down the line, it will only come down to money, and if that is right, there’s no way that Mayweather turns it down.
Potential future plans ahead
As long as Conor McGregor continues to suggest his desire to fight Floyd Mayweather again, the conversation will remain.
That said, McGregor is reportedly nearing a deal to fight another boxing legend in Manny Pacquiao next year somewhere in the Middle East. There haven’t been many details laid out, but there is some groundwork that the two sides are building off. If the money is right in this situation, it’s hard to imagine that the two sides wouldn’t work toward putting together a fight.
Pacquiao will be the unquestioned favorite as he’s also proven that he still has plenty of fight left in him. Meanwhile, chatter is floating around the Mayweather has agreed to a boxing match against social media influencer Logan Paul. There hasn’t any clear confirmation of a fight, but that sounds like an ongoing situation.
Ultimately, only time will tell on both of these fronts if something will transpire.