Floyd Mayweather: David Haye? – I didn’t know he was still fighting!

Esther Lin

Former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived in the UK this week to begin his Undefeated Tour and was asked his opinion on the massive David Haye v Tony Bellew fight.

The 40 year-old, currently linked to a cross-codes fight with Conor McGregor, surprisingly knew nothing of Haye’s 2016 comeback as the Londoner prepares for his biggest fight since 2012 on Saturday night at The O2.

“This is my first time hearing about the David Haye fight. I didn’t know he was still fighting,” Mayweather told the BBC, before giving his opinion on the comments Haye has made after being updated on the situation with Bellew.

“As far as trash talk goes – it’s OK to trash talk. But being disrespectful is different. I heard he was talking about the fans. He should focus on the fighter.”

Asked about his own fight with McGregor, Mayweather added: “I can’t say if it’s going to happen. It’s all up to the UFC.

“I’ve done my part. I’m just waiting. If they want the fight to happen, let’s see.

“When it comes to money, of course, I’m always thinking business. But it’s about entertainment. It’s a very, very entertaining match-up.”

Mayweather heads to London himself for the next leg of his tour before ending up in Bellew’s hometown of Liverpool on May 10.

For ticket information visit undefeatedtour.co.uk