Mayweather Wants Gervonta-Badou on McGregor Undercard

May 21, 2017

Retired boxer and boxing promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a fight between Carl Frampton, of Northern Ireland, and Leo Santa Cruz, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather. says facing UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing ring

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have yet to formally agree to a superfight, but that didn’t stop the unbeaten boxing star from putting together a prospective card.

In an interview with Showtime, Mayweather said he’d prefer to have Gervonta Davis and Badou Jack fighting on the undercard:

Davis and Jack both fight under the Mayweather Promotions banner, so it makes sense Mayweather would want to give them the opportunity to compete on what would be a highly anticipated pay-per-view.

Davis earned a TKO victory over Liam Walsh on Saturday in London, while Jack fought James DeGale in his last fight in January.

During TNT’s coverage of the Eastern Conference Finals, UFC President Dana White responded, “The McGregor side is done,” when asked where Mayweather vs. McGregor stood, per NBA on TNT:

Mayweather fed into the hype Saturday, when he said he likely wouldn’t come out of retirement to fight anybody other than McGregor.

“If I do fight, there’s a 90 percent chance it’s against [McGregor],” he said of a prospective fight, per ESPN.com’s Nick Parkinson. “The only sort of numbers I worry about are pay-per-view numbers. I have to see what the next move is.”

The fact Mayweather is already evaluating a possible undercard for the event increases the sense it’s only a matter of time before Mayweather vs. McGregor his formally announced.

SOURCE: bleacherreport


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