In 2023, there might be a rematch of one of the most lucrative contests in combat sports history. In an interview with Sportsmail, Floyd Mayweather Jr. asserted that he and UFC superstar Conor McGregor are finalizing plans to reschedule their 2017 fight.
In the interview, Mayweather said that it was still uncertain whether the fight would be a legitimate match or an exhibition. I’m not into fights where I’m going to take any real punishment,” he said, indicating that his choice would be for an exhibition.
Mayweather accumulated a sizable lead on the official scorecards before KO’ing the opponent in the tenth round of the opening battle. Following McGregor’s early advantage over Mayweather, the boxer increased his punch volume in the fourth round and outperformed the UFC champion.
As he retired with a perfect 50-0 record, the fight served as Mayweather’s final professional contest. After becoming the most well-known mixed martial artist on the planet and capturing UFC titles at both featherweight and lightweight, McGregor made his professional boxing debut.
Since his retirement, Mayweather has competed in three exhibition fights, losing to former sparring partner Don Moore, social media phenom Logan Paul, and Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Following the first-round stoppage of Nasukawa, neither Paul nor Moore was declared the winner in accordance with exhibition rules. In November, he’s anticipated to return to the ring for another exhibition match against KSI’s brother, social media sensation Deji.
After losing to Mayweather in their first fight, McGregor returned to the UFC and has since gone 1-3. In his most recent fight, McGregor broke his leg horribly, losing through TKO for the second time in a row.