Champion boxer Conor McGregor is back! The Irish MMA superstar is not making a comeback in the cage for now, but will be seen in the boxing ring. As current media reports can be seen, at the end of the year there is a battle of the century against Manny Pacquiao – at least according to Audie Attar, who acts as the promoter of the two athletes.
For the Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, a boxing match against boxer Conor McGregor would be interesting and under the current circumstances by no means absurd. After all, Pacquiao signed a contract in February 2020 with Paradigm Sports Management, which also works for UFC superstar McGregor.
Does a boxing legend like Manny Pacquiao do such a circus with Conor McGregor? This question should have been superfluous by February 2020 at the latest. After all, the Philippine signed his new contract there with Paradigm Sports Management, which is also responsible for promoting boxer Conor McGregor. Promoter Auddie Attar has also already confirmed Pacquiao’s interest.
Manny Pacquiao has stepped into the boxing ring six times since the legendary boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. The battle of the century against his boxing competitor was five years ago. In contrast to Mayweather, Pacquiao has since refrained from show fights, instead concentrating on sporting milestones.
After the recent tweet from Conor McGregor, the rumor mill is starting to simmer again.
Boxer Conor McGregor is one of the best strikers, i.e. standing fighters, in UFC history, but can hardly keep up in the boxing ring with technically adept boxers like Mayweather or Pacquaio. A surprise can almost be ruled out in the potential mega-fight. But there will be no lack of entertainment – especially in the press conferences.
It’s not an official announcement yet, but the best bookmakers took a potential boxing match between boxer Conor McGregor vs. Pacquiao already in the betting program. As can be seen from the betting odds, Pacquiao would step into the ring as the favorite.
Betting base has summarized the most important information for the potential mega-fight between McGregor and Pacquiao, including the venue, date, possible bets and odds.
In the case of boxer Conor McGregor against Pacquiao, the date of the event is pending, but the mega fight tends to take place at the end of the year. At least that’s what Conor McGregor said, who also names the Middle East as the venue. Always attractive when you consider how high the combat exchange will be.
Boxer Conor McGregor hasn’t been looking for athletic milestones for a long time. Rather, the Irish martial artist is interested in attractive fights with which enough money can be generated. “All about the money” – as his last boxing opponent Floyd Mayweather would say so beautifully. How high the exchange rate against Manny Pacquiao will be is not yet foreseeable.
If Audie Attar, the promoter of Conor McGregor, has his way, the UFC superstar will return to the cage of the American martial arts organization next year. Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, had not commented on this. It is quite possible that McGregor’s comeback will lead to a superfight against Khabib or Diaz.
For now, the Irishman is preparing for his upcoming boxing match. As can be seen from the posts on social media, the UFC star is in strong physical shape. Accordingly, the mentioned fight date at the end of the year is also quite realistic – even if it remains to be seen whether Manny Pacquiao will actually be the opponent.
Boxer Conor McGregor is also toying with a rematch against Floyd Mayweather. It is now three years since the Irish UFC superstar and the US boxing legend met. Mayweather is not averse to a potential rematch against McGregor. After all, Mayweather cashed in more than $ 100 million.