Unbeaten boxing legend Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has put forth his pick for where exactly his heavily speculated boxing matchup with Conor McGregor would take place if signed right now and if I’m being honest, it’s a strange choice, to say the least.
Floyd Mayweather looks increasingly likely to officially end his retirement by facing the MMA star Conor McGregor in what would surely be a record-breaking boxing match. Mayweather, who retired with an undefeated record of 49-0, has moved from completely dismissive of the Irishman to extremely interested and despite him saying otherwise, has done the vast majority of the talking as far as the hype surrounding this fight has been concerned in the past few months.
In a recent stop in Chechnya, Russia, Mayweather took a moment to address the Russian media on the highly-popular topic of his proposed bout with his newest rival McGregor and this time, made the rather strange suggestion that the fight could, in fact, take place in the Russian capital of Moscow.
“At the moment we have not signed any papers. But I hope that the match will take place in June. I want to give people the spectacle: the MMA world vs. boxing world. This fight can be organized in Moscow. I would choose Moscow, if I were asked today.” (via BloodyElbow)
Of course, this quote must be taken with a pinch of salt given the possibility that ‘Money’ was simply playing to the predominantly Russian crowd but with no set venue in mind for this hypothetical bout (despite rumours about the t-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas), it’s still interesting to hear Mayweather’s latest thoughts on this ever-present topic in the combat sports media.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena