Mario Balotelli Responds To Mayweather’s Challenge In Typically Brilliant Fashion

Floyd Mayweather is a busy man. When he’s not agreeing to billion dollar fights, the undefeated boxer throws down Internet challenges in hopes of getting them to go viral.

His challenge basically asks people to demonstrate a true reflection of their lifestyle.

“We better start a new challenge. It’s called the Mayweather challenge,” the former pound-for-pound king said on his social media.

“The Mayweather challenge is when you’re really living it, when you ain’t frightened and you ain’t lying to the people.”

But obviously, very few can live up to his luxurious ways. Unless your name is Mario Balotelli, that is – the Nice footballer responded to Mayweather’s internet challenge in typically brilliant fashion.

Meanwhile, last night, Mayweather agreed terms to come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor after both fighters took to social media to confirm the mega-fight.

The bout is finally coming to fruition following months of negotiations between all parties, including UFC, McGregor and Team Mayweather – which includes the boxer’s influential adviser Al Haymon.

What started out as a fantasy match-up is now set to become a reality as the pair of fighters will step foot inside the squared circle.

Mayweather has kept himself busy by nurturing his prodigy Gervonta Davis. Image: PA

The pair have been embroiled in a heated war of words on social media, exchanging verbal blows, but on 26 August they will finally settle business inside the ring.

Mayweather will lace up a pair of gloves for the first time since 2015, when he beat Andre Berto before subsequently retiring while stranded on a win record of 49-0. He’s one win away from breaking Rocky Marciano’s long-standing record, with the 50-0 benchmark within touching distance.

As for McGregor, he’s coming off the back of making UFC history by becoming the first fighter in its history to hold two titles in two different divisions, while joining only BJ Penn and Randy Couture in claiming belts in different divisions.

Will McGregor land his patented left-hand on Mayweather’s chin? Image: PA

McGregor put on a virtuoso performance at UFC 205 to dethrone lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez. The Irishman added the 155lbs crown to his featherweight title, replicating his feat in his previous banner, Cage Warriors.

Following his beatdown of Alvarez, McGregor took a short hiatus to welcome his first child into the world – his long time partner, Dee Devlin, gave birth to a baby boy, Conor McGregor Jr.

Mayweather or McGregor – who’s everyone got?

Featured Image Credit: Instagram / Floyd Mayweather / Mario Balotelli

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