Five years after their first fight in the ring, Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are allegedly “extremely close” to agreeing to a thrilling sequel.
In 2017, Mayweather knocked out McGregor in the tenth round to bring his professional boxing record to 50-0.
The Sun claims that the two are now discussing another lucrative brawl.
Number of Rounds and Weight Class
According to a source, the two competitors have already agreed on personal conditions, but they have not yet agreed on the number of rounds, with former UFC champion McGregor requesting 10.
The bout is scheduled to take place at 155 pounds, thus McGregor would have to significantly reduce his weight.
The Irish fighter is thought to have put on weight, reaching an estimated 190 pounds, since he was able to walk again after breaking his leg in the loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July of last year.
THE MONEY TALK! $$$
According to reports, Mayweather has offered McGregor $157.9 million (£131.5 million) for the rematch and is ready to risk his perfect professional record.
The Sun was told by a source “close to Mayweather’s camp” that “The battle will not be an exhibition; rather, it will be a legitimate contest since Connor will only agree to the fight if Floyd is ready to risk his professional reputation.
“It weighs 155 lbs. We now know just that. It will be Floyd’s final appearance in the ring, so don’t miss it.
“The transaction is almost complete. Both sides have agreed upon personal terms. There will be one more confrontation. Records will indeed be on the line.
“BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA FOR MAYWEATHER”
According to Floyd, the Mayweather era is coming to an end and the Gervonta Davis era is just getting started.
“He believes it will be the biggest night boxing will have ever seen and has been saying ‘People best be ready because it’s going to be something spectacular.”
“There are arguments about the rounds at the moment with Connor’s team wanting 10 rounds. But the deal and rights are certainly getting there.”
The first match between the two, which was held in Las Vegas, garnered more than four million spectators and was the second-highest pay-per-view event in history.
McGregor made more than £100 million from the fight, while Mayweather reportedly made £250 million.
COMEBACK FOR BOTH FIGHTERS
Since that victory, Mayweather hasn’t competed in any professional fights, although he has participated in three exhibition matches, defeating Tenshin Nasukawa, Logan Paul, and most recently Don Moore.
After his fight with Mayweather, McGregor made a comeback to mixed martial arts (MMA), although he has only been successful in one of his four subsequent bouts, with his most recent outing ending in a loss to Poirier in their July trilogy battle.