Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. It’s the multi-million dollar superfight nobody asked for but everybody will watch, and now – it’s looking even more like a genuine possibility.
Though the record breaking Notorious is currently taking a break from the UFC while anxiously waiting for the birth of his child and Money Mayweather has ultimately retired from boxing – could the two of them ever actually have it out in the ring?
In the aftermath of their very public feud which has waged on for months, McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, has spoken out about the possible future battle, according to the Daily Star.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Kavanagh revealed that training Conor for the big day would be surprisingly easy considering boxing is just one of the many sides to MMA.
So in a weird way, you’re getting prepared to fight one of the best boxers there’s ever been.
But in another way, it would actually almost feel like a break for us because we wouldn’t have to keep up the other skill sets. In mixed martial arts your trying to work on seven or eight different skill sets. Whereas in boxing, it’s one … it’s just boxing. It’d almost be like a break to only have to work on one and not work on everything.
To be honest, Ireland has a great boxing tradition and we have a great relationship with some of the pro boxing gyms in Ireland. Steve Conlan is a friend of the gym, he’s in and out of the gym. And his brother, Pascal Conlan, runs a gym close by that Conor sometimes goes to spar in.
Although it remains pretty damn unlikely that the Herculean stars of sport will ever actually have it out in person, Kavanagh has said that ‘if the deal is right’ he’s happy for the bout to occur.
I guess only time will tell.