By Ginny McCabe WYOMING, Ohio (Reuters) – An American university student who was returned to the United States this week after being held in North Korea for 17 months has a severe brain injury and is in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness,” doctors said on Thursday. Otto Warmbier, 22, who arrived in the United States […]
Mayweather says accepted McGregor fight as fans wanted it
(Reuters) – Boxer Floyd Mayweather agreed to a crossover fight with mixed martial arts champions Conor McGregor because his fans wanted it, the 40-year-old has said.
Mayweather, who retired in 2015 with an unbeaten record of 49-0, and UFC lightweight champion McGregor will clash in a 12-round fight in Las Vegas on August 26 after teasing the event for nearly a year.
“McGregor is a tough competitor. People all around the world demanded this fight so I had to give them what they wanted to see,” Mayweather is quoted as saying by sports website BlackSportsOnline.com.
“They asked for this fight. I was in retirement, but they wanted me back and I’m back.”
The multi-division boxing world champion is favorite to beat McGregor, who never boxed professionally, in Las Vegas.
(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru)
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