Floyd Mayweather Jr. has not fought since he improved his record to 50-0 with a win over Conor McGregor back in 2017. He has hinted at coming out of retirement (again) numerous times in the past, and apparently he is open to a rematch against McGregor.
Mayweather made a recent appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast and discussed whether or not he will fight again. He basically said he values his long-term health and will only take easy fights that come with a big payday. If he were to fight McGregor again, Mayweather says he would need a guaranteed $300 million.
As for whether or not a fight against McGregor would be safe and easy, Mayweather clearly thinks it would. He told Sharpe that the UFC star has no punching power.
Mayweather added that he remembers taking a punch from McGregor when the two fought and thinking, “Man, this dude punch so soft.”
Mayweather made around $300 million total for his August 2017 fight against McGregor and McGregor made $100 million. Floyd was guaranteed $100 million going in, while McGregor’s guaranteed number was $30 million.
This isn’t the first time Mayweather has indicated he is open to a rematch against McGregor, but the fight seems unlikely to happen. McGregor, who is supposedly retired as well, recently revealed that he has his sights set on a different high-profile boxing match.