By Igor Lazorin, tass
During his ongoing tour of Eastern Europe, former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) sat down with reporters in Moscow to discuss his potential fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
After months of taunting each other, Mayweather announced last week that he's officially unretired and then dared McGregor to sign a contract for a boxing match in June.
"At the moment no papers have been signed, but I hope that the fight will take place in June. I would like to give the people a show with the world of MMA against the world of boxing," said Mayweather, who retired back in September 2015 after beating Andre Berto.
As previously reported, Mayweather, 40 years old, has officially opened up a boxing gym 'The TMT Boxing Academy' in Zhukovka, Russia.
Mayweather also stopped off in Chechnya in order to familiarize himself the region, the conditions for boxers.
Mayweather wants to bring high level American trainers to Eastern Europe to train fighters from different cities and regions.
"Some of my best friends live in Moscow, in the capital of Russia. I decided to come to Chechnya. I know that there are well-fighters and wanted to see the conditions in which they trains. Frankly, I am surprised by the conditions created in Chechnya for boxing, and how things are getting done," Mayweather said.
"Of course, the technology used in training differs slightly from the US, but in general there are all of the necessary conditions for the success of the boxers and I am delighted. I did not expect to see similar [training conditions like we have in the United States]."
"Of course, for the future we're planning to come back and we plan to bring the best American trainers in boxing and the best coaches from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). I think it will help to ensure that Chechen men are able to get an even higher level of training."