UFC superstar Conor McGregor has been talking a lot about a possible boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. While many have speculated that Mayweather would annihilate McGregor in the boxing ring, it seems that the UFC star disagrees. Recently, McGregor spoke about the possibility of getting in the ring with the current boxing champ and he says that he would have an advantage over Mayweather because he has youth on his side.
It’s starting to look like a fight between McGregor and Mayweather might really come to fruition since the UFC fighter is making moves to make it possible. McGregor was able to obtain a boxing license in California earlier this week, according to MMA Fighting, putting him one step closer to getting into the ring with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
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Conor McGregor has made it clear that he believes if he were to step in the ring with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., he would knock the boxing champion out. Boxing fans aren’t so sure and many have even chalked it all up to a big PR stunt for McGregor. A PR stunt that cost the MMA fighter $60 and got everyone talking about a matchup that many believe will never happen, according to the New Zealand Herald.
That is possibly because, while McGregor was able to obtain a boxing license in California, he was denied that same license in Nevada. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has fought every single one of his bouts in the last decade in Nevada. So for their matchup to even work, Mayweather would need to be willing to fight in California where McGregor has been cleared.
There is also the argument that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. wouldn’t be pitted against Conor McGregor because McGregor has not boxed. It would literally be a matchup of a boxing champion and living legend against a newcomer to the sport. Even though McGregor is a household name and is a champion MMA fighter, he’s not a boxer and doesn’t have a proven record that would qualify him to get in the ring with Mayweather.
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There is also the possibility that Conor McGregor may start his boxing career out on someone other than Mayweather. If he’s really serious about getting in the ring with one of the greatest, he should be willing to take a few boxing matches with lesser adversaries before a match between McGregor and Mayweather can be established.
A match up between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is currently being referred to as a fantasy fight. Most boxing experts feel like such a match wouldn’t ever happen. UFC boss Dana White tends to agree.
“It’s fun to talk about this fight and what might happen, but what commission would let that fight happen? Really, think about that,” White told Yahoo! Sports. “I have no idea what Conor is doing. Conor’s Conor. He does his thing. But he’s under contract to me.”
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The issue of whether a fight with Mayweather could really happen hasn’t stopped McGregor from talking about it. TMZ Sports caught the UFC star on video bragging about how he would beat Mayweather in a matchup.
“If I focus with the work ethic I have solely on the sport of boxing, there’s no telling what I could do,” McGregor said. “I would not go in there just to show up, I’d go in there to knock [Floyd] out. That’s it. He can be hit, he’s been hit before. Age waits for no man.”
Should a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. be set up in the future, and if so, would Conor have a chance at knocking Floyd out?
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