Floyd Mayweather would ‘absolutely’ face Conor McGregor in a rematch as boxing icon holds ‘very personal’ grudge with Irishman who ‘stole his blueprint’ as 44-year-old prepares to take on Logan Paul in Miami
- Floyd Mayweather would ‘absolutely’ face Conor McGregor in a rematch
- The superstars met in August 2017 when Mayweather won by 10th round TKO
- McGregor has returned to the UFC, while the American has fought in exhibitions
- Mayweather’s manager says icon’s problem with McGregor is ‘very personal’
- The 44-year-old takes on YouTube novice Logan Paul in Miami this weekend
The American officially retired in August 2017 following his TKO victory over UFC star McGregor, but has expressed an interest in competing in exhibition bouts.
Floyd Mayweather says he is open to facing UFC superstar Conor McGregor for a second time
The two fighters met in Las Vegas in August 2017, where Mayweather won by 10th round TKO
His fight with Paul, 26, who has not won professionally, will not be scored by judges ringside, nor will there be an official winner of loser – although knockouts are permitted.
Despite this, Mayweather’s manager, Ellerbe, says that a second fight with McGregor – who has won just one of his last three UFC fights – is a possibility.
‘I’d like to say to Conor (McGregor), if you’re listening, you can get that too. You can get that too,’ he said at an event building up to Sunday’s exhibition bout.
The pair have exchanged words since and Mayweather holds a ‘very personal’ grudge
Mayweather said he would ‘absolutely’ fight McGregor again if the opportunity arises
Asked if Mayweather would be keen for a rematch with the Notorious, he said: ‘Most definitely. Because that right there is very personal.
‘After everything where they left the ring and the hugged and all that. But things are a little different now, things are a little different.’
When quizzed on Ellerbe’s comments, Mayweather did not refute his manager’s assertions.
‘Easy, absolutely,’ he said of fighting McGregor. ‘The beef is all these guys look up to me, steal my blueprint and then hate on me.’
The 44-year-old takes on YouTube boxer Logan Paul in an exhibition bout this weekend
Mayweather came face-to-face with Paul on Thursday in Miami as anticipation grows for the exhibition bout this weekend.
The 26-year-old has a huge size advantage over the former five-weight world champion, but Mayweather is fully confident that he will dispatch of the internet sensation.
‘I ain’t gotta use my A game, my B game, my C game. I can use my Z game,’ Mayweather said at the event in Miami. ‘Don’t even gotta hit him hard. Result’s going to be the same.’