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Floyd Mayweather wants Badou Jack vs. James DeGale 'super bout'

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. hopes Britain's IBF super-middleweight champion James DeGale and WBC title-holder Badou Jack will meet in a "super bout".

Mayweather promotes Swede Jack, who defeated Anthony Dirrell to claim the WBC belt in April 2015 before successfully defending it at the first attempt against Britain's George Groves last September.

DeGale claimed the vacant IBF belt with a unanimous decision victory over Dirrell last May and looked impressive in his first defence against Lucian Bute late last year.

"James DeGale is a very, very good fighter and he is solid," Mayweather told the BBC. "I like him. A lot of personality. The ultimate goal is for him and Badou to fight in a unification bout. Do I think that can happen? Absolutely.

"He talked to me the other day when I was in Los Angeles at the fights. He said he would like to fight Badou Jack. But everything takes time. Eventually it will happen.

"If he continues to win and Badou continues to win, which I truly believe both will, the ultimate goal is to match those two in a super bout, down the line."

Mayweather also claimed he had been offered "crazy numbers" to make his own return to the ring, having retired after his 49th and final victory over Andre Berto last September.