Conor Mcgregor and Floyd Mayweather are close to agreeing to a sensational rematch five years after their first meeting in the ring. Mayweather extended his impeccable professional boxing record to 50-0 with a 10th-round Total Knock out of Mcgregor in 2017. According to some reports, the pair is in talks with each other for another fight.
As per some sources, all the terms have been agreed upon by the two fighters except the no of rounds with former UFC champion Mcgregor wanting 10. The first fight is set to be at 155lbs due to which Mcgregor will have to lose a huge amount of weight.
The fighter has bulked up to around 190lbs since recovering from a broken leg which he sustained during a fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021. If reports are to be believed, Mcgregor has offered $157.9 million which converts to a whopping 12 billion INR for the rematch and has also put his unbeaten professional record on the line.
A source close to Mayweather’s camp was quoted by The Sun, “Connor will only take the fight providing Floyd is willing to put his professional record on the line – so the fight will not be an exhibition, it will be an official fight.”
“It will be at 155lb. That’s what we know so far. It will be the last time Floyd ever steps in the ring so it is not one to miss. The deal is very close to being done. Personal terms have been agreed on both parties. It will be one final showdown. And yes, records will be at stake,” he added.
“Floyd sees it as the end of the Mayweather era and the beginning of the Gervonta Davis era. He believes it will be the biggest night boxing will have ever seen and has been saying ‘People best be ready because it’s going to be something spectacular,” he further said.
The first fight between the duo which was staged in Las Vegas shattered the previous viewership records as it became the second highest pay-per-view event in history, garnering more than four million views.