Conor Mcgregor Talks Fighting Manny Pacquiao Next
UFC/MMA superstar Conor McGregor made a big splash on the boxing scene when he talked his way into a fight against Floyd Mayweather in 2017. Could we see the Notorious one make a return to The Sweet Science?
According to McGregor, that may indeed be the reality. On September 25 he took to social media and announced his plans on fighting current WBA “Super” World Welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) in the Middle East.
Having “retired” from the UFC in June 2020, McGregor was apparently in the process of trying to negotiate a return bout there. However, negotiations fell through. As he explained on social media, he became frustrated over his return being pushed back and not having the ability to fight in front of fans.
BOTH SIDES AGREE?
Audie Attar, McGregor’s manager, told ESPN negotiations have taken place and the bout would occur either in December or January 2021.
Sean Gibbons, President of Manny Pacquiao Promotions, made this statement via text message when contacted by ESPN.
“The Senator Manny Pacquiao has always been up for new challenges. Conor McGregor showed in his fight with Floyd Mayweather he has the skills to fight with the best boxers in the world.
“Considering that they are both global icons and in the global landscape we live in today would be a tremendous event.”
Now the question begs, how serious should this be taken? Nothing has been settled about a specific date, locale, or even what weight McGregor and Pacquiao would fight at.
With his habit of retiring and un-retiring multiple times over the years and a deserved reputation of being someone who knows how to use words to draw attention to himself, this could be a case of trash-talking Irishman ranting as a way of staying a hot topic in the fighting world.
At this point, this is all speculation and who knows where this goes from here. Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for any further updates on this “proposed fight”.
By: Michael Wilson Jr