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Balotelli gears up for Mayweather v McGregor with boxing match against his brother

4:29 AM EDT 6/20/17
Mario Balotelli Nice Ligue 1
The Italian striker's contract at Ligue 1 side Nice expires at the end of the month, but he does not appear overly concerned about his future

Mario Balotelli appears to have taken inspiration from Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor by indulging in a play fight with his brother.

After much discussion, one of the most eagerly-anticipated bouts in history is to take place in Las Vegas on August 26.

WATCH: Balotelli challenges Mayweather

Boxing will meet UFC as unbeaten Mayweather locks horns with outspoken McGregor, with the world set to be watching.

Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Balotelli, whose contract at Ligue 1 side Nice expires at the end of the month, could be among those to tune in and is already getting into fight mode.


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Balotelli can be seen sparring with his brother Enoch Barwuah.

The 26-year-old is clearly not overly concerned about his future despite the prospect of dropping into the free agent pool.

Raiola: Balotelli would be right to stay put

Balotelli's efforts in 2016-17 have made him a marketable asset once more, with 17 goals in 28 appearances helping Nice secure Champions League qualification.

He is, however, expected to extend his stay at Nice despite reported interest from Borussia Dortmund, Marseille and Everton.