Floyd Mayweather Junior is a master of the will-they-wont-they narrative, and he is currently in the midst of the biggest one in all of sports. The months of back and forth between the undefeated boxer and Conor McGregor have whipped fans into an utter frenzy of nervous energy as we all watch, wait and pray that the mega bout actually comes to fruition.
Like every good story of mystery and intrigue, there have been red herrings aplenty; just last month it appeared that a deal was all but done on the bout after a source close to McGregor claimed that the fight could be announced in a matter of weeks. We all got excited and then almost immediately deflated, after Mayweather took to Twitter to deny the claims, and underline that it would be the boxer himself to announce the fight, no one else.
Last week Mayweather appeared to officially confirm that he has come out of retirement with the intention of fighting McGregor, telling Fighthype, “When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf, 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.”
That seems pretty concrete to me, and it’s far from the end of the good news for fans hoping to see the super fight. It appears that the pair have agreed on a date for the fight, with the Mirror reporting that 10th June is favoured for the bout. It has also been reported that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has been put on hold for the fight, while terms are agreed by the two fighters.
Looks like it could actually be happening sometime soon folks, hang on to your hats and keep your fingers crossed.