BT Sport’s Rio Ferdinand and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr sat down for an interview this week which is set to air on BT Sport and Box Nation this Saturday night at 9pm.
In the interview, Mayweather Jr discusses:
· Fighting in England
· His 50th fight
· Gervonta Davis vs Liam Walsh for the IBF Super-Featherweight title
· Fighting Manny Pacquiao
· A potential fight with UFC Champion, Conor McGregor
Here, Mayweather talks about the UK, a possible 50th fight and Gervonta Davis fighting Liam Walsh.
Mayweather on England:
“I love England, I always loved England. At one particular time I wanted to fight in England – that didn’t happen, but a lot of people are asking me about number 50 so we just don’t know at this particular time, but we don’t know what the future holds.”
Mayweather on his 50th Fight:
“It will be against a fighter and that’s what important. Giving the fans excitement. I want to go out there and compete again. No matter if it’s a boxing fighter, or an MMA fighter. A fighter’s, a fighter when it’s all said and done.”
Mayweather on Gervonta Davis vs Liam Walsh:
“We don’t overlook anyone, but at 130(lbs) the two biggest hitters are under Mayweather Promotions and one of those guys is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis. We know he has dynamite in both hands. The left hook, the right hand. He don’t shy away from no competition… When you look at him though, when he walks in the room… I looked at him before I even saw him box, I thought, this kid has star written all over him.”
“I’m still the biggest name in boxing but I must say this the most exciting fighter that’s active in boxing right now is Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis. He’s a hell of a fighter and when Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis go out there and fight, he reminds me of pretty boy Floyd.”
‘Watch ‘Rio Meets Floyd Mayweather’ on BT Sport 2 from 9pm this Saturday. You can also watch Gervonta Davis v Liam Walsh for the IBF Super-Featherweight title on Saturday 20 May live on BT Sport and BoxNation. Follow @BTSportBoxing on Twitter for all the latest news’