mcgregor says mayweather

Conor McGregor says Mayweather bout is close to getting signed for a showdown this September following protracted talks over the last few months.

McGregor pulled an in and out job last night in New York, as he flew in the day of the fight to support and walk his young pal Michael Conlan to the ring.

He caused quite the stir in attendance and drove the Irish fans wild as he walked Conlan to the ring on route to the Belfast man’s 3rd round TKO win.

Afterwards McGregor didn’t stick around long, after quickly giving the boxing media and in particular Dan Rafael here, a quick verbal bashing.

On the way out of the arena however the LA Times were able to catch him for a quick word on the Mayweather fight:

“(September) is what I’m thinking. That’s what the word is. That’s what we’re close to doing.”

This sounds like a more realistic date then one mentioned recently in June – that Mayweather himself also mentioned he wanted on his recent UK tour.

McGregor is due to have his first child over the coming months. Training full-time for a boxing match with Mayweather in June would have been highly unlikely.

Particularly given the fact the time for promotion and hype that this carnival event will need.