There have been rumors a couple of potential Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao boxing match for a very long time now. In truth, McGregor’s longtime buddy and coach John Kavanagh had additionally confirmed in September to Boxing Productions TV that the battle is “within the works” between the 2 camps.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan, nevertheless, is just not eaxctly thrilled concerning the contest, and even much less so about McGregor’s probabilities.
Joe Rogan dismisses Conor McGregor’s probabilities in opposition to Manny Pacquiao
Chatting with Tony Hinchcliffe, the visitor on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Expertise, Joe Rogan stated with conviction that former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor wouldn’t stand an opportunity if he goes up in opposition to Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match.
“You’re speaking about one of many best boxers of all time in opposition to a man with one skilled boxing match.”
Hinchcliffe then identified that within the one skilled boxing match Conor McGregor has been in, he managed to place up an in depth battle in opposition to a world-class boxer within the type of Floyd Mayweather earlier than dropping by TKO within the tenth spherical.
However Joe Rogan stated that Conor McGregor’s early success in that 2017 Cash Struggle was potential solely as a result of Mayweather needed him to.
“Let me inform you one thing. The explanation it was shut is as a result of Mayweather let [McGregor] blow his wad. Mayweather had to determine Conor’s timing. Conor is just not an expert boxer. As a result of he’s not an expert boxer, he’s not as environment friendly, and he’s going to get drained simpler.”
Rogan defined that Mayweather’s plan was to tire Conor McGregor and take all his fast punches early on, earlier than taking him down as soon as he’s burnt out.
“[Mayweather’s] type is take the minimal quantity of injury, discover your openings after which set up your sport and dominant. Conor is a freak. He’s an explosive man. He’s so quick, and there’s no treatment for that, apart from getting [him] drained. What Mayweather was doing was boxing with him, however preserving [energy]. [He was] being secure, realized that Conor can punch, however drag him into deep water. That’s what a man like Mayweather will do.”
Each fighters have agreed to the epic conflict
Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh stated that the wheels for the Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao battle have been in movement and he was on the brink of coach boxing as soon as once more.
It’s within the works. Each boxers have agreed essentially. Behind the scenes, there are a whole lot of phrases and situations, authorized groups and managers that need to work out fantastic particulars. I consider it’s going to occur. When? I’m unsure. I feel it could be early subsequent yr. The wheels are in movement. It seems to be like I’ll be teaching boxing once more. Boxing it’s for now and I’m up for this.”
Conor McGregor tweeted out about combating Manny Pacquiao in late September after a collection of dialog screenshots with Dana White, the place the 2 tried to come back to phrases for an MMA bout but it surely didn’t occur.
Manny Pacquiao’s crew additionally launched an announcement confirming that the match was present process authorized discussions, however it’s a particular chance in the mean time.
For the sake of all of the Filipino COVID-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao can be combating UFC famous person Conor McGregor subsequent yr. Jayke Joson, particular assistant to Pacquiao and in addition a Philippine Senator who introduced the assertion, added that the boxing legend can be donating an enormous proportion of his match purse to coronavirus victims.
Pacquiao’s house nation Philippines is likely one of the nations of Southeast Asia that has been essentially the most badly hit by COVID-19.
“For the sake of all of the Filipino COVID-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao can be combating UFC famous person Conor McGregor subsequent yr. Our attorneys are finalizing all of the confidential particulars, however each fighters are preparing for this one epic final boxing battle.”
Revealed 14 Nov 2020, 00:35 IST