Conor McGregor Is Confident He’ll Beat Floyd Mayweather In A Rematch

21 May 2020
Sports, MMA, Boxing, Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Khabib Nurmagomedov
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According to the infamous MMA fighter, the rematch fight is “inevitable”

It was the fight the world tuned in for. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of boxing or could barely tolerate the sport that sees two people share a ring and resort to all manner of moves just to land a punch and bloody their opponent up, chances are you watched the match-up between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Back in August of 2017, the fight was all anyone could talk about, seeing MMA’s best fighter in McGregor take to boxing in an attempt to hopefully topple boxing’s biggest star of the moment, Mayweather.

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Held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the event came to be called “The Money Fight”, while others referred to it as “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History.” It saw McGregor go ten rounds with Mayweather in what was his professional boxing debut and although the Irish fighter sadly did lose to Mayweather in the end, he was praised for such efforts against the greatest boxer, with many noting that the cross-over between MMA and boxing is no easy task.

But as all epic match-ups are prone to do, the match-up sparked conversation and even saw boxing stars weigh in on the event, sharing their thoughts on what took place inside the ring. On a recent episode of his podcast, Mike Tyson praised McGregor for giving it his all in the ring. He said: “It’s a spectacle, but listen, this is where it’s not a spectacle. He never really had a boxing match in his life, right?”

Tyson added, “He went 10 rounds with the greatest fighter of the last 100 years of boxing...He went 10 rounds, scored punches on the greatest fighter in the last 100 years. Did he accomplish something?...Look at what he had to fight against and look what he did when he fought against him.”

With an ego clearly inflated by the former boxing champion’s positive assessment and confidence in his ability to get the better of Mayweather should an opportunity arise, McGregor took to his Twitter account to let fans know that when the pair meet again, he’ll be the one walking away victorious. He wrote: “Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd. I promise my life on it.”

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Well, those are certainly some fighting words and knowing McGregor’s tenacity, we wouldn’t bet against him. There’s yet to be any confirmation of a rematch between the two, but it seems that McGregor won’t rest until he gets a second opportunity to prove his boxing prowess.

Via GQ Australia