Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC light weight champion, has made his intentions clear of challenging Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in his own den.
The Dagestani UFC champion who has a 28-0 win-loss record met with the Russian Boxing Federation General Seretary, Umar Kremlev, to discuss his much anticipated match up against Floyd. He took to the Instagram, and posted a video along with Kremlev, where he said “ We want the fight in Moscow, at the legendary Luzhniki Stadium. We’re sure that we will attract 100,000 spectators and set a world record for PPV sales. ”
This came after the UFC light weight king crushed Irish Connor McGrgor in Las Vegas earlier in the month of October and then called out the undefeated Boxing champion by declaring “ There is only one King in the Jungle” and Mayweather had equally stepped it up with a message on Twitter asking the promoters and media houses CBS, MGM to “ get your checkbooks out”.
The fight is touted to take place in front of 100,000 fans at Moscow’s hallowed Luzhniki Stadium, which recently underwent a $400 million facelift for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where it hosted matches including the opening game and the final.
A fight in would also allow Nurmagomedov’s father and trainer, Abdulmanap, to be in his son’s corner , something he was deprived of, during the Las Vegas showdown with McGregor, after being denied a US visa.
“Khabib wants his father to participate. We’re interested in organizing the fight in Moscow for our fans. It won’t just be the fight of the year, but the biggest fight in history,” Kremlev said. “If this fight’s in Moscow, and if his dad is in his corner, there will definitely be victory” said Kremlev.
Mayweather, 42, had earlier signaled that he wants the bout to happen in Las Vegas, which he has made his backyard during his glittering carrer.
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