Unfortunate news surfaced this week that undefeated prizefighter Floyd Mayweather’s house was targeted in Las Vegas while the iconic boxer was off in California celebrating his 40th birthday.
According to TMZ, the burglars escaped with quite a few expensive purses and an expensive watch which totaled around $150,000. Unfortunately, details at the present time are rather scarce and there has been no word on whether or not any arrests have been made in connection to the robbery.
Mayweather made an appearance at the Showtime boxing event on the night of his birthday, where he spoke about the possibility of a Conor McGregor superfight, saying:
“Today, 2/24 on my birthday, they keep throwing the Conor McGregor name out there. Conor McGregor. You know, I said before, I’m here let’s make it happen!”
“Every time Conor McGregor go out there and compete, and win, he do it standing up. When Conor McGregor did lose, he lost on the ground, he didn’t lose standing up. He’s a hell of a fighter and he’s a very very tough competitor and he has the will to win. And the UFC gloves, it’s no different than boxing gloves it’s just a little bit smaller, but if a guy got power, he got power. And Conor McGregor got power.”
“My team, us, my number is there ($100 million) he have to get his thing in order with his team. Once Conor McGregor speaks with the UFC, his bosses, and then we can make it happen because we already know Floyd Mayweather is his own boss.”
“Lets make the fight happen, lets give the fans what they want to see. There’s only one fight out there that’s important, that’s Mayweather and Conor McGregor.”
Stay tuned for updates on both the Mayweather residential robbery case, as well as for news on the potential Mayweather-McGregor scrap.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/1/2017.