Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard talked with SI Now’s Maggie Gray about a potential fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

By SI Wire
May 25, 2016

Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard talked with SI Now’s Maggie Gray about a potential fight between retired boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC featherweight champion​ Conor McGregor.

“It would be interesting,” said Leonard, a six-time boxing world champion and 1976 Olympic gold medalist. “Do they box the whole time or do they do MMA? What format do they use?”

Rumors surfaced earlier this month that a September fight between McGregor and Mayweather would take place in Las Vegas. However, UFC president Dana White recently said it is highly unlikely that the fight will ever happen. 

“Let me put it to you this way,” White said. “Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are in the same sport. It took how long for those two to fight? Now imagine how hard it would be to get (Mayweather and McGregor) to fight. They’re not in the same sport.”

• Conor McGregor regrets not doing promotion for UFC 200

If the fight does happen, Leonard says he will tune in.

“I would watch it,” he added. “I wouldn’t necessarily attend it. I would if I got free tickets.”

You May Like