Conor McGregor and his most anticipated comeback against Dustin Poirier turned into a dreadful T/KO loss a month back. It was the Irishman’s first loss via a T/KO. Moreover, this loss also poured cold water on his electrifying boxing bout with the Filippino Senator Manny Pacquiao. Now, McGregor is itching to book an immediate trilogy with Poirier and settle his scores.
However, the legendary boxer George Foreman feels McGregor should return to boxing completely as he stands a fair chance of beating ‘Pacman’.
Talking to the Daily Star, he said:
“I’d rather see him in boxing matches now. I think if he has a fight with Pacquiao he can actually beat him–good rules, over 10 rounds, McGregor can beat him.”
Foreman made a clear choice between McGregor and the ‘Pacman’. He admitted McGregor is done in MMA and should solely focus on boxing now.
McGregor’s last and only boxing outing was against the best ever, Floyd Mayweather, wherein he fared substantially well. The Irishman expressed his keenness to step inside the boxing ring prior to fighting Poirier. But a loss in the midway of his elevating career halted his boxing plans for a while.
McGregor is focused on his octagon comeback now and wants a trilogy with Poirier badly. On the flip side, Pacquiao, 43, didn’t compete for the whole of 2020. He is in abrupt talks to stage a fight with the internet sensation, Ryan Garcia, for mid or later 2021.
Considering the current situation, the prospects of a fight between the ‘Notorious’ and ‘Pacman’ seems diminishing for 2021.
However, there still many possibilities of this fight happening by 2021-end, only if McGregor bags a couple of gratifying wins inside the UFC octagon.
For now, no news piece surrounding the same is revealed. Despite that, it’ll be interesting to see how things play out for both the fighters in the next few months.
What do you make of Foreman’s comments?