Floyd Mayweather confirms that the Conor McGregor rematch will be held in 2023

Floyd Mayweather confirms that the Conor McGregor rematch will be held in 2023 ...

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed his rematch with Conor McGregor.

According to the Daily Mail, the undefeated boxer will face the Irish UFC champion in 2023.

“I want to go out there this weekend and have fun [against Mikuru Asakura]. Then I will have another exhibition in Dubai in November, and me and Conor McGregor in 2023,” Mayweather said.

Mayweather, 45, is certain that the fight will take place next year, but he was unsure whether it would "be an exhibition or a real fight," but "prefers an exhibition" in order to avoid "any real punishment."

Money Mayweather defended Conor McGregor and others who don't get as hard hit as YouTubers or UFC fighters. "I don't mind colliding with those kinds of individuals," he said.

McGregor's upcoming fight against the boxing legend will be their first rematch since they last faced off in 2017. Mayweather v. McGregor 1 saw Mayweather win by KO, increasing his record to 50-0.

The duo's 2017 pay-per-view affair saw them earn one of the best paydays of their careers, according to Forbes. In their last fight, Mayweather earned a reported $275 million, while McGregor earned $85 million.

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