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WBA on Mayweather v McGregor: Not good for boxing to sanction as official fight

Juan Arias 26/05/2017

During Thursday’s press conference held by the World Boxing Association in Panama, Gilberto Jesús Mendoza was asked by journalists about his vision for a possible fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor.

“I think this would only be an exhibition fight. I don’t think it’s good for boxing to endorse it as an official fight.

“I think both are great athletes, but Floyd is retired and if he wants to be back, he has great boxers whom he can face and provide a good show,” said Mendoza.

“I know this fight can be done. However, I want to make it clear that the World Boxing Association will not get involved in the event. 

“We respect both athletes and it seems to me that Mayweather proved to be the best, as McGregor has done in the UFC, but a bout between both should not be more than an exhibition”, said the WBA President.