Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are reportedly set to battle each other once more in 2023.
Boxing icon Mayweather and former UFC champion McGregor boxed each other in knowledgeable bout in 2017, with Mayweather stopping the Irishman within the tenth spherical.
The contest was the ultimate battle of Mayweather’s professional profession, through which he went unbeaten at 50-0, and he has since taken half in exhibition bouts towards kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa and YouTuber Logan Paul.
The American, 45, is about to field blended martial artist Mikuru Asakura in Japan this weekend and can then face McGregor once more subsequent yr, in line with the Daily Mail.
“I want to go out there this weekend and have fun,” Mayweather advised the Mail. “Then I have another exhibition in Dubai in November, and me and Conor McGregor in 2023.
“We don’t know if it’s going to be an exhibition or a real fight [against McGregor]but there’s been talks of both. I would prefer an exhibition. I am not into fights where I am going to take any real punishment.”
“So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard such as YouTubers or UFC guys, I don’t really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals – but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself.”
McGregor took a yr out from MMA to field former multiple-weight world champion Mayweather, relinquishing the UFC featherweight and light-weight titles to take action.
Since preventing Mayweather, the 34-year-old has solely competed within the UFC 4 occasions, shedding to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier (twice) in addition to beating Donald Cerrone.
McGregor is recovering from a damaged leg suffered in his second straight defeat by Poirier final July, and the Irishman is predicted again within the Octagon in early 2023 on the earliest. It is unclear how a possible bout with Mayweather may have an effect on that timeline, nevertheless.