Conor McGregor And Floyd Mayweather Boxing Fight 'Very Likely' To Happen Next Year

Lads, it's the news that we've all been waiting for. The ultimate fight against McGregor and Mayweather is one step closer to happening.

Yesterday, McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, confirmed that the pair are in talks for a potential fight in 2017. Now, the news has broken that McGregor has successfully gained his boxing licence for the state of California.

I know what you're going to say, Mayweather only ever fights in Las Vegas, right? Well funny you should mention that. McGregor tried to get a licence in Nevada but was denied. Why? Well, a few reasons apparently. However the main was that he still owes them fine money from a press conference incident with the Diaz brothers, reports BlackSportsOnline.

But Kavanagh still said that there was a strong chance the fight would be happening 'next year'.

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Last week McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, confirmed that his team were 'very interested' in setting up a match with Mayweather.

Mayweather's current winning record of 49-0 seems to be especially tantalising. Kavanagh added: "He's 49-0. I'm sure he wants that 50th fight. It's a nice number.

"Right now, ask the average guy on the street, who do you want to see Mayweather fight, what fight's going to get the most interest, and it would be a superfight with Conor.

"Certainly stranger things have happened in combat sports than a Mayweather-Conor fight. I wouldn't be surprised by it, so who knows?

"It's one of the many options that are there for Conor, so let's see how the next couple of weeks go."

I don't know about you, but even just the thought of this fight is exciting. Let's hope it goes off.

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

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