Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are “very close” to finalizing a deal for their big-money rematch, we have learned.
Boxing icon Mayweather and MMA legend McGregor locked horns in August 2017 in a professional bout, with the American emerging victorious by tenth-round technical knockout.
The showdown was dubbed ‘The Money Fight’, recording the sport’s second highest pay-per-view figures, and with Mayweather earning a whopping $275 million, while McGregor walked away with around $100 million. dollars.
And The Sun claims a rematch is about to be sorted, with ‘Money’ set to put his unbeaten 50-0 record on the line.
The report adds that the fight will be at 155lbs which means the Irishman will have to lose weight as he is believed to be around 190lbs currently.
“Connor will only take the fight if Floyd is willing to put his professional record on the line – so the fight will not be an exhibition, it will be an official fight,” the Sun’s source added.
“It will be at 155 pounds. This is what we know so far.
“This will be Floyd’s last time in the ring, so it’s not to be missed.
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“The deal is very close to being concluded. Personal terms have been agreed between the two parties.
“It will be a last show down. And, yes, records will be at stake.
“Floyd sees it as the end of the Mayweather era and the beginning of the Gervonta Davis era.
“He thinks it’s going to be the biggest boxing night he’s ever seen and he said, ‘People better be ready because it’s going to be something spectacular’.
“There are fights over the rounds at the moment with Connor’s team wanting ten rounds, but the deal and the rights certainly get there.”
It was rumored in June that the two sports legends were in talks over a potential rematch that could be worth $1 billion. [around £830m].
UFC legend McGregor later took to Instagram to say the deal could already be done, sharing a photo from their first fight in June 2017, captioned: “I agree.”
Mayweather’s last professional boxing match was against McGregor, however, he has fought in a series of exhibition fights since, including against YouTuber Logan Paul.
Meanwhile, McGregor hasn’t fought in over a year after breaking his leg in a loss to UFC star Dustin Poirier.
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