Where and when would Mayweather vs McGregor happen?

Sport360 staff 16:57 13/01/2017
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Rumours of a boxing match between the pair continue to grow after Mayweather countered McGregor for a $100 million [Dh367m] demand on Wednesday for the fight to go ahead.

Both have traded verbal jabs over the past 18 months and with the fights enormous pay per view potential, it would be difficult for either man to turn down the opportunity.

With this in mind, we took a look at some scenarios if Mayweather and McGregor were to fight.

WHEN WOULD IT HAPPEN?

With McGregor unlikely to fight until May due to the birth of his partner’s first child, the fight could happen at the end of the summer.

Both fighters would have to go through two-three month training camps, with Mayweather – who will be 40 in February – potentially needing more time to prepare considering he hasn’t fought in 16 months.

WHERE WOULD IT HAPPEN?

Most people would automatically presume the MGM Arena in Las Vegas, but McGregor’s boxing license only allows him to fight in California.

With that in mind, it means Los Angeles could be the likely destination.

WHAT WOULD STOP THIS FIGHT FROM HAPPENING?

Money.

Mayweather said he will only fight McGregor if he gets $100m and if the Irishman is willing to take $12m of the revenue.

However, McGregor previously set his terms at $100m when asked about the fight back in November. A split would have to be made to keep both fighters happy, but it’s unlikely that Mayweather will accept a 50-50 share of the revenue.

WHAT THEY SAID

“I’m a businessman and it makes more business sense. Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants to fight. Let’s make it happen.” – Floyd Mayweather

“I’ve got some other boxing opportunities, some potential opponents in mind. Some previous Floyd opponents. I can bring in anyone in that game. We’ll see what happens.” – Conor McGregor

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