‘Bring it on’: Mayweather agrees to fight Khabib
Undefeated boxing icon Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has accepted a challenge from UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in what is being billed as the next ‘fight of the century’.
Following his UFC title defence against Conor McGregor, who Mayweather bested in their bout last year, Khabib challenged Mayweather to a fight.
Mayweather later confirmed he had accepted the challenge. His team is now working on the fight’s potential logistics.
Seasoned boxing writer Grantlee Kieza believes the fight would be an exciting event, even though Khabib has never thrown a punch in a professional boxing match.
“Fighters are very much like mountain-climbers. It’s all about the rush and the challenge,” Kieza told Macquarie Sports Radio‘s Cam Reddin.
Kieza expects Mayweather to view Khabib as the “new kid on the block”, who will likely not pose much of a threat to his flawless 50-0 record.
“If they had a wrestle, Khabib would beat [Mayweather] hands down. But in a boxing match, he won’t get near Mayweather. Too slick and too quick,” he said.
Khabib holds an undefeated 27-0 record in UFC. This would be his first professional boxing match.
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