At the latest leg of his Undefeated Tour, Floyd Mayweather Jr. called on Conor McGregor to agree a cross-codes super-fight in June of this year.
Mayweather had initially stated his desire to fight McGregor at the end of 2017 or in early 2018, although is seemingly pushing for a summer clash after recently turning 40 years of age.
Irishman McGregor is a two-weight UFC champion but is currently tied to the company headed by Dana White, who isn’t keen to see his prized asset make the transition to a boxing ring.
Following much back and forth debate, former pound for pound king Mayweather has now called on McGregor to put his money where his mouth is.
“When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf and he was the A-side I was the B-side. I beat him and I didn’t cry or I didn’t complain,” Mayweather explained to World Boxing News.
“Oscar De La Hoya, he was the A-side, I was the B-side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. I beat him and I became the A-side.
“Now Conor McGregor, I’m officially coming out of retirement just to fight Conor McGregor. I don’t wanna hear any more excuses about the money. Sign the paperwork with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. You’re the B-Side, I’m the A-side.
“I’m tired of all this crying about money and blowing smoke up everybody’s a**. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork and let’s do it.”
Mayweather hasn’t fought since a September 2015 victory over Andre Berto in the United States but and is adamant he’ll only return for a 50th fight against McGregor.
The June date does seem a bit unrealistic though and a fight possibly in September looks more likely at this point.