Floyd Mayweather delivers update on McGregor and Khabib fights

Floyd Mayweather told a London crowd he fully intends to make a comeback in 2020 – as long as he gets $600million for two fights.

Mayweather has been tipped for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao as he works with UFC supremo Dana White over a return to boxing.

But, speaking at an event at London's York Hall promoted by DKM Promotions, he insisted clashes with UFC stars Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are the only fights on his radar.

Explaining how he will only fight opponents who have a "whole country behind them", Mayweather highlighted he has named his sky high price to step back into the ring.

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Mayweather said: "Like we talked about on social media, there’s two names right now.

"We talked about the Conor McGregor fight, we talked about the Khabib fight.

"For myself, the number is $600m. If I’m going to go out there and risk it, it’d have to be worth it."

Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round when they met in a money-spinning encounter in August 2017, which netted him a cool $300m.

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"That was a business move," he said of his first fight with McGregor.

"In the boxing world as of right now, it doesn’t make sense for me to fight any ordinary fighter. I’m a business man. The Conor McGregor fight made sense. If it makes money, it makes sense.

"I don’t fight fighters or compete against competitors that only have cities behind them. If I’m going to fight you, you have to have a whole country behind you.

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"The first fight was entertaining. It’s an entertainment business."

Mayweather is widely considered one of boxing's pound for pound greats after putting together an unbeaten 50-0 record.

His bout with Irish superstar McGregor was his last professional bout, although he returned for an exhibition event against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nakamura at the end of 2018 which lasted only 140 seconds.

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