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Mayweather Edges Closer To Fighting in UFC, Teases Gervonta vs Loma Fight, Too

Michael Woods

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On tonight’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather spoke with ringside reporter Jim Gray, after the first of three fights on Showtime.

“Money” wore his promoter and his fighter hats, and discussed his intent to fight in the Octagon, Conor McGregor’s recent incident and more.

 

See below for select quotes.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER:

“Retirement has been great but as you know and everyone knows, I go in retirement and I come back.  It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon.”

THE FANS HAVE DECIDED EN MASSE THAT HE’S JUST SAYING THIS FOR PUB. WE SHALL SEE.

 

“I spoke with my team, I spoke with Al Haymon.  Al Haymon says no.  I spoke with SHOWTIME, I spoke with CBS.  If I do come back, SHOWTIME and CBS has to be involved.”

DANA WHITE HAS SAID HE WON’T WORK AGAIN WITH SHOWTIME AFTER THEIR BOXING MASHUP.

 

On McGregor’s incident at Barclays Center in New York:

“I feel that when you have reached such high status you have to carry yourself in a classy way.  Outside the ring you have to carry yourself as a gentleman.”

 

On what weight he’d fight:

“When I do go to the Octagon I look forward to going to 145 (pounds).”

WAIT…WHEN? GRAY PICKED UP ON THAT…

 

Do you want to do it (come back)? 

“Absolutely. If the money is right.”

 

On the money:

“You got to talk to SHOWTIME, CBS.  The money is going to be crazy.  I can do whatever I want to do.  I’m Floyd Mayweather.”

 

On if he would box again:

“I would not box again.”

RIGHT BEFORE HE SAID HE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE HIS MIND, THOUGH…

On Mayweather Promotions fighter Gervonta Davis, who fights April 21 on SHOWTIME:

“I already spoke to Top Rank.  If Gervonta Davis wins on April 21 he’s going to fight (Vasyl) Lomachenko.  We’re going to make that fight.”

BOB ARUM TOLD ME IT’S TRUE, FLOYD and TOP RANK HAVE DISCUSSED THE MATTER.

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Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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