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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are reportedly ‘very close’ to agreeing for a huge rematch

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The undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather and former UFC Double Champion Conor McGregor are reportedly set for a huge rematch. If the reports are to be believed, they are ‘very close’ to agreeing on a sensational rematch. It comes five years after their first meeting in the ring in Las Vegas. In their first encounter, it was ‘Money’ who swiftly extended his flawless professional boxing record to 50-0 with a 10th-round TKO of the Irishman back in 2017. It seems fans will once again witness a run down of the clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are reportedly in talks over the big-money fight

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As per the reports of UK-based outlet, The Sun, the superstar duo is currently in talks over another money-drawing fight. A source claimed that personal terms have already been agreed between the two fighters but there is yet to be an agreement over the number of rounds, with the ‘Notorious’ wanting 10.

The fight is set to be at 155lbs which would require McGregor to lose a significant amount of weight. The Irishman is believed to have bulked up to around 190lbs since recovering from a broken leg which he sustained in his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July of last year.

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Floyd Mayweather has reportedly offered McGregor $157.9million (£131.5m) for the rematch and is said to be willing to put his unbeaten professional record on the line. A source ‘close to Floyd Mayweather’s camp’ told The Sun: “Connor will only take the fight providing Floyd is willing to put his professional record on the line – so the fight will not be an exhibition, it will be an official fight. It will be at 155lb. That’s what we know so far. It will be the last time Floyd ever steps in the ring so it is not one to miss.

“The deal is very close to being done. Personal terms have been agreed on both parties. It will be one final show down. And yes records will be at stake. Floyd sees it as the end of the Mayweather era and the beginning of the Gervonta Davis era.

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“There are arguments about the rounds at the moment with Connor’s team wanting 10 rounds. But the deal and rights are certainly getting there.”

The first fight between the pair, was the second highest pay-per-view event in history, attracting more than four million viewers. Mayweather earned a reported £250m from the fight, with McGregor making more than £100m.

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