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Mayweather Jr claims Conor McGregor bout will 'absolutely' happen

Any fight has to be under boxing rules, according to Money.

Floyd Mayweather Jr addresses the media.
Floyd Mayweather Jr addresses the media.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR says he thinks a fight against UFC star Conor McGregor will “absolutely” happen.

A bout between the undefeated, five-division world champion, who retired in September, and McGregor, one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts, would be a guaranteed – if unorthodox – box office drawcard.

And Mayweather has now given the strongest indication yet that he is seriously considering the proposed cross-over event.

“Well, it’s really not a rumour,” he told Showcase. ”The fight may happen. We really don’t know as of right now. But do I think the fight will happen? Absolutely.”

As for the rules of any potential showdown, Mayweather, the proud owner of a 49-0 record, 26 by knockout, indicated he wants to fight on his terms.

“It has to be a boxing match because … most fights Conor McGregor won in the octagon, he was a stand-up guy,” he said.

“I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a tough fight for me. We really don’t know as of right now, but it’s been a lot of talk and hopefully we can make the fight happen.”

The comments came a day after UFC president Dana White talked down the chances of a fight between the pair.

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