Floyd Mayweather is set to live up to his nickname “Money Mayweather: this Sunday as he faces YouTube star turned boxer Logan Paul. This doesn’t seem to take up a lot of his mind as the boxer and his company’s CEO already hinted at a rematch with their previous success fight Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor has been ‘Notorious’ for calling people out for rematches when he loses. We’ve seen that happen against Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier, and also Floyd Mayweather. When the boxing legend was asked about a rematch a few months or years ago, it was a joke to him but today at the media scrum ahead of his fight against Logan Paul, Floyd absolutely welcomes talks of a rematch.
“Absolutely,” Mayweather said during an interview promoting the exhibition match with Paul at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. “The beef is all these guys look up to me, steal my blueprint, and then they hate on me.” When asked about the “beef”, Mayweather promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said that things got personal after the first match against Conor ended in 2017. Conor was already called out for his “racist” remarks against Floyd in the pre-fight buildup.
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Floyd Mayweather and Conor seemed to be hand in hand after the boxer finished the Irishman inside the ring. But the CEO of Mayweather Promotions said that over the years things have been said that have not been received well by the Floyd team. Conor has not stopped talking about Floyd since the fight and has trashed him on several occasions.
Floyd and his manager believe that there is a personal beef when it comes to McGregor so they would always be open to the rematch. “Conor, if you’re listening, you can get that too,” Ellerbe said. “Most definitely, Floyd would be open to fighting Conor. That right there is very personal. After everything they hugged after the fight but time’s different now.” Could we see a possible rematch after Floyd fights Logan Paul. Mayweather’s potential matchups don’t seem too bad for someone who retired.