Now that Conor McGregor has apparently signed his side of the deal for a boxing match with legend Floyd Mayweather, everyone is asking Floyd about the status of his side of things. Over the weekend Mayweather was in the UK for his protege Gervonta Davis’ bout with Liam Walsh, and was quizzed about it at every turn.
Initially he was a bit coy about things, saying “we’ll just wait and see”. But at the post-fight press conference, he was far more more open about it (via MMA Fighting):
“If he signed the contract – I’m over here working, I’m always working. When I get back over to the U.S., I’ll communicate with my team, I’ll call Al [Haymon, Mayweather’s manager], I’ll get Al and Leonard [Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions] on a business call to see what’s our next move. There’s no rush. When we do make the move, most likely it’s gonna be a huge move. You already know, when Floyd Mayweather fights, it’s history.
“If I do fight, it’s a 90 percent chance it’s against Conor McGregor.”
And the next day at a meet-and-greet with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, he went a step further:
“They said Conor McGregor signed his end of the deal. I look forward to signing my end of the deal. I haven’t signed my end of the deal yet so once I get home, I’ll communicate with my team, I’ll talk with Al Haymon, I’ll talk with Leonard, and we’ll see what we come up with. We’ll put all our great minds together and we’re gonna have another superfight.”
For his part, McGregor is starting training for the bout and taunting Floyd to sign the deal.
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