Floyd Mayweather’s manager responds to Conor McGregor call out
Floyd Mayweather's manager has responded after Conor McGregor said he would win a rematch with the boxing legend.
McGregor was stopped in the 10th round by the former multiple world champion in 2017 in what was the Irishman's professional debut.
But 'The Notorious' insists he would have won the fight had his opponent not changed his style mid-bout.
McGregor said he now has much more boxing know-how now and declared: "I know I would beat him if we rematch, when we rematch."
Now Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather promotions, has responded to McGregor's callout, saying the fight will happen if the Dubliner really wants it.
Ellerbe tweeted: "Ayo @TheNotoriousMMA are you really sure about that champ, you know we can make that happen, asking for a friend?"
McGregor is currently preparing for his long-awaited return to UFC, with the 31-year-old set to fight Donald Cerrone in a welterweight headline bout at UFC 246, in Las Vegas on January 18.
Mayweather has also promised a return to action, having linked up with UFC president Dana White with the pair having talked of organising a bout for late 2020.
And speaking to ESPN, McGregor said of Mayweather: "I'd like to rematch Floyd, I think we should rematch Floyd.
"He's flirting with it and he could choose someone else but it wouldn't be the same.
"I was phenomenal in that bout, the only reason I lost was because I prepared for a back-footed Philly Shell style of opponent. When the fight was like that, I was picking him apart then he came forward and started pressing.
"I wasn't sinking into my shorts like I am now with my boxing coaches under my belt. I know I would beat him if we rematch, when we rematch."
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