Well now, this would be an interesting turn up for the books. Anyone give McGregor a chance?
When Conor McGregor stepped up to face Floyd Mayweather in his boxing debut, fans knew it was all about cash. There was literally no other reason for that fight to happen, but on the other hand that was OK too.
The spectacle came and went on August 26, and then it was on to the ‘real’ boxing bout of the year. This past Saturday night Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez laced up the gloves for a highly anticipated clash.
Unfortunately, the aftertaste of a great war between GGG and Canelo was sour. Judge Adelaide Byrd’s outrageous score of 118-110 reminded us of just how corrupt and/or incompetent judges can be.
Eventually, the fight was declared a draw, but that only seemed to make the whole situation worse. Due to mounting public pressure, Byrd was suspended and is currently under investigation.
Here’s Where The Stories Merge
According to UFC commentator Joe Rogan, as per MMAFighting.com, McGregor might not be done with boxing. Also, with Golovkin potentially able to fight Billy Joe Saunders next, Rogan speculates about a possible Canelo vs. McGregor clash:
“I don’t think [Conor is done boxing]. Look, he went the very first fight against the greatest ever and he didn’t look too bad. If there’s a legit, big fight – say if Canelo Alvarez steps up and says that he wants to fight Conor McGregor, [Conor] might do it.”
“It wouldn’t be a smart move. The difference between Canelo and Floyd – Floyd was just a brilliant boxer. Canelo is a murderous puncher and he’ll f**k you up. He’ll hurt you.”
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Although McGregor lost against Mayweather, Rogan says he wasn’t exactly expected to dominate:
“He’s f**king Floyd Mayweather,” said Rogan. “He’s one of if not the best boxer ever and Conor did catch him with a couple things. . . They should [rematch]. Why not? I think Conor would have to beat somebody good in a boxing match and he would also have to have a real training camp.”
“[Golvokin] is not a good fight for him either. Neither Canelo nor Golvkin is a good fight for him. They’re terrible fights for him. Those guys are different.”
Would Canelo Fight McGregor?
Well, he did say prior to MayMac that he’d be interested if ‘The Notorious’ could beat ‘Money.’ Given that didn’t happen, would his intrigue still be present? Looking at their base pay checks for their most recent fights, it would certainly be of monetary interest to Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions.
“It was disrespectful,” De La Hoya said on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “I would have thought that Dana White would have a little more respect with this boxing event taking place, because look, you just don’t do that.
“It’s like having the Super Bowl and then three weeks later the World Series takes place, the final game. It just doesn’t happen. We have the whole year to stage these types of big events. They could have maybe staged it in November or December but, look, it is what it is.”