May­weather and McGre­gor talk up ul­ti­mate fight

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FLOYD May­weather and Con­nor McGre­gor’s cross-sport show­down looks closer to be­ing made af­ter the two men talked up the prospect. Five-weight boxing world cham­pion May­weather – who turns 40 next month – signed off his pro­fes­sional ca­reer in Septem­ber 2015, re­tir­ing with a 49-0 record.

But talks of a bout with UFC cham­pion McGre­gor have per­sisted – largely due to the amount of money such a spec­ta­cle would gen­er­ate.

And de­spite sev­eral reser­va­tions from pun­dits about the le­git­i­macy of such a fight, the two want it to hap­pen.

“Most likely the fight be­tween me and Conor McGre­gor will hap­pen,” May­weather said.

“That’s the only fight that will get me back in the ring. He’s go­ing to do a job on his side and we are go­ing to do a job on my side and hope­fully all the fans in the UK come over and sup­port me.”

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