Floyd Mayweather Vs. Canelo II Could Be A World Record $1.5 Billion Boxing Fight

Floyd Mayweather vs. 'Canelo' could be a staggering $1.5 billion boxing fight.

Yes, you read that right - ONE-AND-A-HALF BILLION dollars.

Mayweather's come out of retirement twice since supposedly calling it a day in 2015. He fought Conor McGregor in a boxing bout before taking on Tenshin Nasukawa in a exhibition.

He won both contests, earning a shitload of money in the process. He pocketed a massive $100 million against the UFC superstar and at least $9 million versus the Japanese kickboxer.

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Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya is now dangling a lucrative carrot to lure the 42-year-old out of retirement, again.

He's claimed a rematch against Canelo Alvarez could generate over a billion dollars.

"First of all, Floyd is retired so there is no fight to make. But if Floyd did want to come back, he should stop fighting fighters who are two weight divisions smaller than him. If Floyd Mayweather decides to come back, a fight with him and Canelo could be a $1.5 billion fight," he said.

In 2013, Mayweather and Canelo fought in a huge fight. It did over 2 million pay-per-view buys making it, at the time, the second biggest fight in boxing history.

Mayweather beat the Mexican sensation by majority decision, and he's hoping to get the opportunity to avenge his first and only defeat.

"I would love to have the opportunity to avenge that defeat," Canelo said.

"But if it doesn't, then I will continue my path and write my own history."

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The 28-year-old is one of the best pound-for-pound boxers and is the highest-paid boxer after striking a booming contract with DAZN.

He's on a five-year, eleven-fight contract worth an enormous $365 million.

Meanwhile, Canelo will look to add another world title to his growing collection in his next fight. He meets Daniel Jacobs on Cinco de Mayo weekend (May 4th) in a middleweight unification bout in Las Vegas.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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