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Watch: Floyd Mayweather ‘officially out of retirement’ for Conor McGregor, wants June fight

Phil Jay 11/03/2017

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.

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