Conor McGregor will be back in the cage over the weekend after a 15-month break, but he won’t focus exclusively on his current opponent. He has made several statements about wanting to wear boxing gloves again in an official professional boxing match. The MMA guy has so far been in only one professional match in boxing rules, though he has been against one of today’s best boxers almost three years ago. McGregor fought against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August 2017 and lost in round 10 with TKO.
But now McGregor thought it would be good to try again and leave sign in boxing history, and would like to win a world title. He would try himself against another boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2; 39 KO), a world champion in the eight weight group and currently WBA Super welterweight champion.
Confident in his abilities, he feels he can beat Pac Man, and he wants to be a boxing champion. He would be involved in a rematch against Mayweather, but he would also be keen on Pacquiao, who is said to be under negotiation. He’s already figured out the venue, and want the fight at the new Raiders’ stadium in Las Vegas. The 60,000-seat stadium is ready for the summer.
“I would love to be the first combatant to fight in that arena. What a fight that would be against Manny, right? A small, powerful southpaw. I’d have to figure out the weight and these types of things, but it’s something that interests me no doubt. … It’ll be hard to leave the MMA game fully. I think that’s a great aspiration to have, to achieve that world boxing title. What a feather in the cap that would be, to be a multiple-time dual-weight mixed martial arts world champion and then to acquire a boxing world title. That’s something I always look to aspire bigger and reach higher and aim for the stars. With activity, with consistency, and with structure I can do anything, like I have done already.” – said McGregor.