Finally, Boxing fans can heave a sigh of relief following reports that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have settled on June 10 as the date for their proposed super-fight.
According to the Mirror, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has been put on hold for June 10, suggesting it is being reserved while a deal for the two fighters to meet on that date is thrashed out.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has had his last 12 fights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, while five of McGregor’s last seven UFC bouts have also taken place in Vegas.
Mayweather, who ramped up the rhetoric over the past weeks, has officially confirmed he’s coming out of retirement to face McGregor in what will be the biggest purse in fight history.
“When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf,” Mayweather told said. “He was the A side, I was the B side. I beat him, I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. When I faced Oscar De La Hoya, he was the A side, I was the B side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain, I beat him and I became the A side. For Conor McGregor, I’m coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor.
“I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. You’re the B side, I’m the A side.
“We’re not here to cry about money. I’m tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.
“Today, I’m officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor. We don’t need to waste no time. We need to make this s**t happen quickly. Let’s get it on in June.”