McGregor calls for Mayweather rematch- ‘I know I would win’

 

The famous Good Friday Crumlin show may not be the last time we see Conor McGregor in a boxing ring.

Indeed, ‘The Notorious’s’ bout with Michael McGrane may eventually play part in a warm up for another blockbuster clash with Floyd Mayweather.

The two weight UFC champion returned to boxing for the first time since his amateur days with Crumlin back in 2017 for a lucrative exhibition bout with ‘Money’.

The Dubliner was eventually stopped in round 10 of the event and returned to UFC thereafter.

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However, speaking to motivational speaker Tony Robins of late the southpaw said he wants a repeat- and if the pair were to trade leather again McGregor is adamant he would emerge victorious.

“I would like to rematch him under boxing rules, again and I believe I would win.”

“Actually, there I go again with that fake humbleness I know I would win.”

The John Kavanagh trained mixed martial artist was stopped on his feet and did have more success than most predicted early on. However, there are those who suggest Mayweather was happy for the bout to go rounds for rematch purposes. If that was in fact the case it worked as it’s the narrative the Dubliner is using to try secure a second mega money clash.

“When I went into the fight  I was whooping him in the early rounds,” Conor said.  I went back to my corner after the 1st round and I said, ‘This is easy’,” he adds before suggesting he forced Mayweather to change style and come forward rather than retreat.

“He never fought like that in his entire career, but he was forced to fight that way because he was getting beaten.

“The approach caught me off guard. I was not prepared for it, I was not used to it  and he walked me down and end up getting the stoppage.”

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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]