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Floyd Mayweather To Come Out of His Retirement for “Real Fight” Againt Conor McGregor or Manny Pacquiao

Published 10/16/2022, 1:50 AM EDT

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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor share one of the most coveted rivalries in combat sports. While it has been over five years since the pair went back and forth inside the ring, fans still discuss the after-effects of the fight. Since then, fans have been looking forward to their rematch. In light of recent developments, Mayweather might settle down for a ‘real’ boxing rematch with the Irishman and, if possible, with Manny Pacquiao.

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‘Money’ Mayweather has been active since his last professional boxing match in 2017. The legendary boxer has fought in exhibition matches that don’t adversely affect his body and also pay him handsome money. Mayweather will enter the ring on November 13 and exchange blows with the famous YouTuber Deji.


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Further, ‘Pretty Boy’ will pocket between $25 million and $30 million for his November fight, which is scheduled at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.

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According to Global Titans CEO Uday Singh, they have envisaged Floyd Mayweather fighting on the road. He further listed the possible cities that could be Tokyo, Lagos, or London. He revealed this information to Insider.

On being questioned whether Floyd Mayweather will opt to fight for his 51st professional record, Singh replied in affirmation. Further, he stated that they have explored the possibility of a “real fight” instead of an exhibition fight next year.


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This comment signified the high probability of Mayweather earning more than his usual recent exhibition fights. Obviously, it also meant that his perfect record of 50-0 will be on the line.

The opportunity to crush this record can act as an incentive for the fight. Singh subsequently disclosed that they were zeroing down on Las Vegas as the venue. Further, he added that the fans can expect the fight to go down in October next year.

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On the same note, he mentioned a few names that have displayed an interest in fighting Floyd Mayweather’s 51st professional record. Thus he admitted, “These are very big names as we’ve had interest from a few people like Conor[McGregor] and Manny Pacquiao.”

Floyd Mayweather’s rematch with McGregor and Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather recently in an interview revealed that he was in negotiations with Conor McGregor to fight in 2023. While the American boxer is not sure about the rules of the fight, he is optimistic about a rematch in 2023.

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The former UFC champion has insisted in the past that he is “not interested” in a rematch. Contrary to the Irishman’s claims, the Saudi royal family is in negotiation with both the fighters to host a $1.5 billion fight.


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Meanwhile, Pacquiao has shut down the talks of their rematch. He further declared that the possibility of a rematch is slim. Thus, he said, “Because he’s[Floyd Mayweather] scared to death to face me in the ring again.”

Therefore, fans can expect Pretty Boy to add one more win to his professional record.


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Rohit Lohan

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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his undergraduate as a History major, he is currently pursuing LLB. Rohit is a big MMA fan and has been following UFC since 2017.

Edited By: Ankit Sharma