UFC celebrity Conor McGregor made a daring promise to Mike Tyson on Thursday through social media in response to some critical reward the previous heavyweight champion supplied about McGregor’s efficiency in opposition to Floyd Mayweather Jr. again in 2017.
In brief, McGregor promised he would defeat Mayweather within the “inevitable rematch” in opposition to the 50-Zero retired boxing champion.
“Thanks Mike, and simply know that for the inevitable rematch, with the data I now maintain of Floyd’s fashion, plus below the tutelage of my old skool boxing coach, I’ll crack the puzzle, and I’ll beat Floyd. I promise my life on it. It’s nice to see you again Iron Mike,” McGregor posted through social media.
Thanks Mike, and simply know that for the inevitable rematch, with the data I now maintain of Floyd’s fashion, plus below the tutelage of my old skool boxing coach, I’ll crack the puzzle, and I’ll beat Floyd.
I promise my life on it.
It’s nice to see you again Iron Mike https://t.co/NDrVnEaukm
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) Could 15, 2020
Within the video of Tyson, which is a brief clip from the 53-year-old’s podcast “Hotboxin with Mike Tyson”, the two-time heavyweight champion lavished reward on each McGregor and Mayweather.
“Hear, he by no means actually had a boxing match in his life… He went 10 rounds with the best fighter of the final 100 years in boxing,” Tyson mentioned.
Tyson expresses honest amazement that McGregor gave Mayweather such a tricky combat.
Mayweather vs. McGregor 2?
Mayweather defeated McGregor through 10th-round stoppage in August 2017 in a crossover megafight between boxing’s greatest fighter and MMA’s largest star. The 2 fought below boxing guidelines, so Mayweather had a transparent benefit.
Nonetheless, McGregor carried out admirably within the combat till he appeared to tire. That’s when Mayweather took over the combat and in the end scored the knockout.
Whereas Mayweather has since retired from fight sports activities and mentioned as lately as final week that he intends on remaining that means, McGregor has all the time mentioned he expects a rematch in opposition to Mayweather to occur someday down the road.
Furthermore, Mayweather left the door open for such an occasion to occur once more even in his newest retirement affirmation.
“If I see a possibility the place I can entertain and have a bit of enjoyable and make $600 million, why not?” Mayweather mentioned.
Mayweather had beforehand demanded that very same determine to face both McGregor or Nurmagomedov in one other crossover boxing match, so it appears he may significantly be contemplating giving McGregor one other shot.
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Mayweather Hurled Informal Shade at McGregor Final Week
Final week, Mayweather casually hurled some shade at McGregor’s boxing potential.
In that unique interview with Combat Hype, Mayweather revealed he would not take into account taking fights in opposition to different skilled boxers as a result of it might be too dangerous however that he would take into account preventing an MMA fighter like McGregor once more.
These feedback, alongside along with his beautiful admission earlier this 12 months that he didn’t significantly prepare for the primary combat, recommend Mayweather doesn’t take McGregor’s boxing abilities all that significantly.
“Even when we did [McGregor] once more, it’s leisure and enterprise,” Mayweather mentioned. “As soon as once more, I’ll say it once more: I’m not boxing no boxers in any respect. None. I’m executed.”
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