Veteran boxer Manny Pacquiao wants a shot at UFC superstar Conor McGregor. The polished fighter has publicly announced his interest in fighting The Notorious One is retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t lace up.
According to Pac-Man, he’d go toe-to-toe with Conor in a boxing match.
Speaking to Fox Sports, the Filipino said: “In boxing? In boxing [I would fight McGregor] but not in the UFC, just boxing.” “I didn’t see footage of Conor sparring. But if we are talking about Conor McGregor and boxing, it’s different. Boxing is different than MMA.” (The Sun)
Earlier in the week, Mayweather clowned McGregor over his net worth.
Recently, Floyd talked about the possibility of lacing up and fighting McGregor.
“The best thing to do is look at how much money Conor McGregor has made, then look how much money Floyd Mayweather has made, and then we can make the fight happen. [Do I want that fight?] I’m a businessman when it’s all said and done. Absolutely.”
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A few days ago, UFC president Dana White lashed back at Floyd dissing his $25 million fight offer.
“First of all, Floyd thinks he’s so much bigger than Conor, he’s wrong. Listen, Floyd’s gone undefeated for 20 years. I give him all the credit in the world for doing that – Conor’s been around for 3 or 4 years, for him to think he’s a much bigger star than Conor isn’t true and I’m not gonna pay him way more money than my guy. … Let me tell you what, we all know $25 million isn’t peanuts and so does he. He’s hanging his watch out the window, his watch is the problem. Okay? When you’re wearing a watch that’s $250,000, you’re gonna need $25 million real quick. Hey Floyd, taxes are coming up too, buddy. The IRS is gonna be all over you pal. Floyd said he made an offer. He never made an offer. It’s not true. I made an offer. Okay? So if you’re serious, there’s a real offer. Where do we go from here, Floyd?” (TMZ Sports)