WHITE HOUSE – The White House is defending an impromptu prayer session in the Oval Office this week. On Monday, President Trump met with evangelical members of his faith advisory board. At the end of their Oval Office session, members laid hands on the president and prayed for him. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders dismissed […]
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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