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Watch: Floyd Mayweather confirms Conor McGregor talks

Phil Jay 14/05/2016

Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes a fight with UFC star Conor McGregor will happen but says the pair have yet to discuss the finer details of a potential clash.

The 39 year-old, who retired last September, initially stated that a fight with Danny Garcia was a possibility for a comeback bout, although former MMA champion McGregor now seems to be in pole position.

Mayweather, speaking on Friday night’s ShoBox broadcast, stated that any encounter with McGregor would have to be a boxing match and that he won’t settle for anything less than a $100 million cheque.

The general consensus is that the fight is still a far way from being made though as UFC head Dana White continues to rule out a Mayweather v McGregor battle.

Boxing fans have been less than receptive to the fight since the rumours began as many see McGregor as an easy victory for the pound for pound king.

McGregor has a little solid boxing experience from his time as a youngster in Ireland before switching codes to Mixed Martial Arts at the age of 16.

‘The Notorious’ has one-punch knockout power though albeit with a suspect guard, and will have to refrain from using his feet which have been a large part of his attacks in the past.

Either way, McGregor and Mayweather will make a huge amount of money from the fight should negotiations finally get over the line and if both sides can manoeuvre through the red tape surrounding licensing.