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Mayweather keen to face McGregor

By Steve Simpson

Floyd Mayweather has denied reports he has already agreed a bout with Conor McGregor, but called on the UFC champion to “get the fight done”.

“There haven’t been any deals between myself and any other fighters,” Mayweather said on Twitter. “If any changes are to come, I will be the first to let the world know.”

In reply, Dubliner McGregor posted a photo of himself sitting on a throne with the caption: “I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival.”

And later Mayweather added: “Listen Conor McGregor, if you really want to get this fight done... take care of your business with the UFC and have your people get in touch with my people.”

Mayweather, 39, retired from boxing for a second time in September 2015 after defending his WBC and WBA welterweight titles with a 49th win from his 49th fight, a victory that equalled the great Rocky Marciano’s career record of 49-0.

Mayweather, widely considered the best fighter of his generation, also retired in 2008 after 39 fights.

The American previously claimed he had offered McGregor $15m (£12m) to face him in the ring.

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