Tuesday began with Floyd Mayweather reacting disdainfully to any suggestion that Conor McGregor could be compared to him. It ended with the MMA superstar setting his terms for a boxing-only showdown with his year-long antagonist.
McGregor, still in New York following his lightweight-title triumph at Saturday’s UFC 205, made his comments to a crowd at popular nightclub 1 Oak. “He wants it under boxing rules. He wants a boxing match. He doesn’t want a fight,” McGregor said of Mayweather.
“Tell Floyd, I’m coming. … I want $100 million cash to fight him under boxing rules because he’s afraid of a real fight.”
It is likely that the only other fighters who could bring the kind of interest that would lead to a massive payout for Mayweather, which is what it would take to lure him from retirement, are Manny Pacquiao and, perhaps, Gennady Golovkin. Sure enough, the Filipino boxer has made it clear that he’s eager for a rematch with Mayweather, but the latter, ever cautious about putting his undefeated 49-0 record on the line, may prefer to take on a man who has never had a sanctioned bout under boxing-only rules..
Source : Internet