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article imageMayweather targets historic 50-0 win record against McGregor

By Leo Reyes     Apr 21, 2017 in Sports
Floyd Mayweather is getting closer to his dream of becoming the first pro boxer in history of the sport to win 50 fights in a row and to surpass the record set by legendary boxer Rocky Marciano at 49-0 on his last fight against Archie Moore in 1955.
Mayweather (49-0-0, 26 KOs), is finalizing a fight deal with No.1 MMA artist Conor McGregor for a boxing match that could take place in California or Las Vegas, Nevada later this year.
Mayweather is currently retired but he said he is coming back to face McGregor in a boxing fight if the price is right and the fans of boxing and MMA would give their support.
It appears that fight fans are now supportive of the match as both MMA and boxing promoters have acknowledged the continuing interest of the fans in the fight.
Earlier last month, Mayweather declared he has decided to get out of retirement to face McGregor in a boxing match.
‘Today, I’m officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor. We don’t need to waste no time," said the 40-year-old unbeaten boxer from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mayweather wanted the fight to take place in June this year but obviously it will be rescheduled for later this year because of time constraints.
Sources in the MMA and boxing circle estimate that the proposed fight could generate at least half of the revenue generated by the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight which sold more than 4.5 million pay-per-view (PPV) subscriptions.
The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 12, 2015 with Mayweather winning by a unanimous decision. The fight broke all PPV records to become the richest fight in boxing history with a gross revenue of over $500 million.
Mayweather has shown interest in the McGregor fight because he believes he will win against the popular MMA artist which will assure him of a place in boxing history as the first boxer to win 50 fights in a row to eclipse Rocky Marciano's career record of 49-0.
The sport's highest-paid athlete is also convinced that the McGregor fight will sell better that the proposed Pacquiao rematch because of the support from MMA fans that McGregor is expected to bring to the table.
Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor
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To Mayweather, the proposed fight is enticing because he knows it is an easy fight for him knowing that McGregor lacks boxing skill and experience even though he excels in MMA.
But McGregor is confident he will beat Mayweather in his sport despite his limited experience and skill in boxing.
"I'm the boxing guy, watch me take over boxing," McGregor exclaimed. "No one in this boxing game knows what's coming, trust me on that one. When I step in (the boxing ring), I'm going to shock the whole goddamn world. Trust me on that. Look me in the eyes -- 28 years of age.
"Confident as a (expletive). Long, rangy. Dangerous with every hand. Trust me. I'm going to stop Floyd. You're all going to eat your words. The whole word is going to eat their words. I am boxing," he said.
While the fight is bound to happen because of the huge amount it will bring to the fighters and promoters, it won't probably happen in June as Mayweather had set fight to take place because McGregor is crazy about the prospect of fatherhood. His wife is pregnant and he isn't comfortable fighting while waiting for his first-born child.
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