Roughly one year ago Conor McGregor first made serious mention of a potential boxing mega fight with Floyd Mayweather. After several TMZ appearances from both sides, it seems the fight is very close to happening. The UFC Lightweight champion has agreed to terms on his side of the fight, which according to a few good sources of mine, he was promised $60 million USD.
Just finished reading a FaceBook post where Oscar de la Hoya pleads with boxing fans, basically asking the audience NOT to purchase the “….circus known as Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor,” – De la Hoya.
Oscar goes on to say..”But if you thought Mayweather/Pacquiao was a black eye for our sport – a matchup between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters that simply didn’t deliver — just wait until the best boxer of a generation dismantles someone who has never boxed competitively at any level – amateur or professional.”
Personally, I’d love to see Mayweather v McGregor. I think Conor is a great athlete and a skilled fighter.
McGregor’s promoter, UFC President Dana White, appeared on Inside the NBA on TNT following the Game 1 blowout by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, and revealed an agreement for McGregor’s half to the fight was complete.
“The McGregor side is done,” White said. “I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now.”