Ready for Mayweather-McGregor 2?

A rematch between 45-year-old Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the second highest-grossing boxing pay-per-view in history, is in the works for next year.

“I want to go out there this weekend and have fun [versus MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura in a $29.99 pay-per-view on Saturday night]. Then I have another exhibition Dubai in November, and me and Conor McGregor in 2023,” Mayweather told the Daily Mail. “We don’t know if it’s going to be an exhibition or a real fight. But there’s been talks of both. I would prefer an exhibition.”

Floyd added, “I am not into fights where I am going to take any real punishment…so, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard, such as YouTubers or UFC guys, I don’t really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself.”

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  • Why wouldn’t Floyd fight Golovkin at a 158 lbs catchweight now? 10 rounds, real fight or exhibition? Unless Golovkin went back to Big Bear to train, pretty bearable with what he showed in Canelo 3 fight, and Canelo had a bum left hand for at least half of that fight, maybe from round 4 or 5 onwards.
    If Mayweather is making it so good as a skyscraper Real Estate guy, and is worth $450 mil, then why is he trying to take in cash off McGregor 2 when everyone already knows he has that won. If anyone with a big name can make 158 lbs, and Floyd is going around fighting at 155 now, why not do anything but McGregor 2 or Broner 1. Even De La Hoya 2 for 8 rounds would be interesting.

  • “…..45-year-old Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the second highest-grossing boxing pay-per-view in history….”
    – Surely you gest….

    • I stand corrected:

      Top 10 Highest Grossing PPV Boxing Fights Of All Timehttps://worldsportsweekly.com › top-ten-highest-grossin…
      # Date Fight PPV Buys PPV Revenue
      1 02.05.2015 Floyd Mayweather V Manny Pacquiao 4,600,000 $410 million
      2 26.08.2017 Floyd Mayweather V Conor McGregor 4,300,000 $396 million
      3 22.09.2013 Floyd Mayweather V Canelo Álverez 2,200,000 $150 million

      • That first Floyd/Conor was an interesting one. I bought that one and had about 25 people over to watch. That isn’t an indication of my popularity, just an indication of how much that attracted interest from non-boxing fans. Everyone i knew and/or worked with wanted to see it! Not even just casual fans of combat sports. Literally people who had never seen a combat sports event in their life were curious. Strange really. I think I was drawn in because even though i expected Floyd to win comfortably, it just seemed like the integrity of the whole sport was riding on it. If floyd had lost in some freak way or even had a close fight, boxing would have looked a joke, especially to MMA fans. Thankfully Floyd just played with Conor

        • How was a staged sparring session even remotely interesting? Mayweather is either a really smart marketing person or there a lot of gullible people out there. Probably both.

          • I don’t believe it was staged. I believe it was built up to be more balanced than it was ever going to be.

          • LOL this fight was Cooney and Holmes all over. Black vs White. White guys wanted to see Floyd get creamed by the great white hope. Floyd and Conor got together and understood the situation. It wasn’t staged. Conor is an MMA fighter who had no chance in hell of doing what Pacquiao, Oscar, Marquez, Canelo, Cotto, etc would not do. Floyd bet on himself to win in round 10. Conor gets tired late and MMA fighters don’t have the ability to take punches from boxers (the most lethal in the world with that hands) in the same manner. Its was a predictable outcome.

  • Boy, we already seen this circus act once and it was highly overrated. Yet, suckers are sold mops for carpet floors. Same scenario in this case. What a joke.

    Mayweather is a great cherry picker for a comfortable opponent to beat since he retired. Yet, the deception of slick marketability to promote the matchup (aka circus act) is the ticket seller for a sucker born every minute.

    • He earned that right to be a “great cherry picker.” Believe me when other fighters such as Canelo retire he’ll be doing the same thing. And why not?

      Its not deception. Conor and Floyd are taking advantage of the cultural divide in the States. Folks will pay top dollar as a way to express their internal struggle. Why else pay to see a semi-retired MMA fighter who has been on a losing streak and can’t box to take on an aging Floyd who is a shadow of himself but can still box circles around an MMA fighter?

  • Conor McGregor getting a pay day of this sort seems to violate any code of fairness in the world. The guy is an absolute prick as a person and can barely even compete in his own sport, yet people discuss this event as a realistic possibility. Just think of how that model looks to kids coming through in combat sports now.

  • McGregor VS Jake Paul would be a better version of the circus then this. We have already seen this circus act. I admit I am a sucker for the circus, but I usually do not want to see the same act twice.

  • If I’m going to waste my money I will flush it before I give it to these two clowns. Keep buying what the circus offers and the circus will keep providing the clown show.

  • Hardcore fight fans are not the target audience for this proposed exhibition. The casual fan who knows these two from TMZ and similar outlets, that’s the target. These fans are more interested in the spectacle and surrounding show than anything. If they enjoy it great for them but it’s not for me.

  • Hate it or love it, he’ll get another easy work paycheck to his account! I don’t really care, all I know is I’ll watch my fights ppv for free wheater its mayweather or jake paul fighting! Haters will still watch them fights no matter what! More power to mayweather who has the ability to sell his fights form here to dubai!

  • Well, at least he admits that he is in it for pure money and entertainment and doesn’t want to get in the ring with a real fighter where he could get hurt. I get that… It’s a circus act no doubt. But the little side shot he took at McGregor was great. This lets the MMA fans that No, McGregor didn’t even have a punchers chance at winning. He doesn’t hit hard enough lol. Best part of that interview.

  • Some will buy most will either stream illegally or not watch at all. I don’t care to watch and haven’t since the Pac fight.

  • I always say that you can’t play boxing. Boxing isn’t a game. Mayweather is trying to play boxing. He may just end up hurt.

  • McGregor turns me off. Don’t care for MMA, his ability, his personality and foul mouth, his image, or the hype that surrounds him. I didn’t pay to watch the first matchup and wouldn’t pay to watch the second. I do appreciate Floyd demonstrating his natural talent in the exhibitions, but with McGregor, I didn’t care for the foul-mouth dominated buildup tour, which seemed beneath Floyd.

  • Cmon the first fight was fixed, if you think that was a real fight……………… – fraud carried mctapout for nine rounds when the ref stepped in to ‘stop the beating’ – all planned for mctapout to stay on his feet to keep his brand shiny. Where is fraud v mctapout 2 if he was levelled in first fight? Just tell me what round he fix is for so I can bet accordingly.

  • Odd that Floyd so openly talks about the fact that these fights are light work for him and he has no expectation he can be hurt in them. Would be a lot smarter to at least pretend they’re dangerous fights. Now I want to watch them even less than before.

  • “I am not into fights where I am going to take any real punishment“

    Always has been and always will be a pussy!! All he talks about is money and his “health after boxing”. If you’re so worried about taking punishment then you should’ve found a different career a long time ago. This dude is the biggest fraud in boxing history. 2 seconds after he retired the world forgot who he was, only to be reminded when he fights his little meaningless exhibition fights that only a total moron would pay to see. There is nothing memorable about his career and his record is 100% fabricated. Boxing is better without this loser.

  • There’s simply no reason to run this one back. He can’t really believe people would buy in like they did the first?

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