“We Have Young Kids Here That Will F*** up Conor McGregor”: Mikey Garcia Trashes the Notorious’ Boxing Ability

Published 03/23/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland addresses the media after the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor has talked about his desire to win a boxing world title several times, including a crossover clash with octuple champion Manny Pacquiao in his upcoming plans. However, not everyone is convinced that McGregor could surpass ‘Pac-Man’ or claim a championship in the sweet science.

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Although he danced around with Floyd Mayweather for 10 rounds in 2017, Mikey Garcia claims to have seen young kids who can smash the Irish man in the squared circle.

The welterweight sensation connected with fans via Little Giant Boxing from his gym and talked about several things. He also revealed his opinion on McGregor’s possible future in the sport.

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“Yeah, it might be (Pacquiao vs McGregor), only within the end of the year. We will do it (in) December,” said Garcia.

When asked about McGregor’s chances of winning a boxing belt, Garcia revealed, “Never happening, he (Conor McGregor) is not a boxer. We have young kids here that will f*** up Conor McGregor.”

He continued, “20-year-old, they will f*** him up.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (L-R) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, McGregor is a prolific striker and with a good training camp, he can create some serious problems for a professional pugilist inside the squared circle of boxing. Moreover, he has pro-experience under his name. And considering his loss to Floyd Mayweather, McGregor can take some important lessons before appearing again.

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Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao- How important will be the fight?

If we look at it from the perspective of boxing’s current tide, the matchup doesn’t seem to hold any relevancy. McGregor has returned to the UFC and ‘Pac-Man’ is already in the dusk of his career. But a fight between them would still allure the fans.

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Both of them are exceptional combatants and have global stardom. While Conor McGregor has already made himself familiar to the boxing fans, a showdown with Manny Pacquiao can make him relevant in the sport. Meanwhile, it would also put McGregor’s fighting image at risk.

The two-division UFC champ has suffered three losses in the past four years. So, he may not be ready to face one more, any time sooner and pro-boxers certainly don’t see him capable of pulling off the win.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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