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Mayweather says he accepted Mcgregor fight for the fans

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Mayweather says he accepted Mcgregor fight for the fans

Mayweather  en el pesaje.

Mark J. Rebilas

USA Today Sports

The multi-division boxing world champion, who retired in 2015 with an unbeaten record of 49-0, accepted the fight after nearly a year of negotiations.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather agreed to a crossover fight with mixed martial arts champions Conor McGregor because his fans wanted it, the 40-year-old has said.

The 12-round fight

Mayweather, who retired in 2015 with an unbeaten record of 49-0, and UFC lightweight champion McGregor will clash in a 12-round fight in Las Vegas on August 26 after teasing the event for nearly a year.

Giving the fans what they want

'McGregor is a tough competitor. People all around the world demanded this fight so I had to give them what they wanted to see,' Mayweather is quoted as saying by sports website BlackSportsOnline.com. 'They asked for this fight. I was in retirement, but they wanted me back and I'm back.' The multi-division boxing world champion is favourite to beat McGregor, who never boxed professionally, in Las Vegas.

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