‘That’ll be Insane!’ – Teofimo Lopez Sr. Reacts to a Potential Fight Between Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor

January 17, 2021 3:04 pm

UFC’s biggest star Conor McGregor is just one week away from his electrifying comeback to the octagon. His return has already struck millions of eyes and this promises to be a usual McGregor event. ‘The Notorious’ has even hinted at returning to boxing once he’s fulfilled in MMA. That said, he already has none other than Manny Pacquiao on his mind as an opponent for his boxing comeback.

Recently the lightweight boxing champion Teofimo Lopez and his father chatted with ES News, shedding some light on the astonishing McGregor-Pacquiao fight.

Lopez Sr. said, “Oh, that’ll be insane! Anything is possible.”

His son was alongside him and he too expressed his notions on this fight, saying, “If Mayweather vs McGregor (can happen) anything is possible,”

The ‘Notorious’ One’s first and only boxing fight was against Floyd Mayweather in 2017, wherein the Irishman lost via a TKO in round 10. But that hasn’t stopped McGregor from thinking of a comeback fight. In fact, the Filippino Senator is equally excited as the former UFC double champ, to make this fight for real.

Both their respective teams are in talks to schedule this bout in the coming time, but first McGregor has to get past the mighty challenge of Dustin Poirier on January 23.

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Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao, a matchup for the ages?

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 25: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will meet boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor is arguably the best boxer in the UFC. Combat sports fans have witnessed his supreme run in the promotion, where he dismantled his opponents with his left hand. His fights rarely go the distance because of his aggressive style of fighting, and he presents an intriguing stylistic fight for ‘Pacman’.

Pacquiao has been doing wonders inside the ring for over 20 years, but a fight with McGregor will be unique and worth a watch.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MAY 19: < Manny Pacquiao poses for a portrait during a training session at the Elorde boxing Gym on May 19, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Both the fighters exhibit staunch skill sets and fight IQ but, it will be intriguing to see who can signify himself when they collide.

McGregor’s upcoming fight is crucial, and something even more vital is what he will have to say in the post-fight interviews. The combat sports world is going to be glued to their screens to watch the most debatable athlete on planet fight.

What would you make of a McGregor vs Pacquiao booking? Will he opt for this over his UFC career?


Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan joined Essentially Sports in November 2020. He works as a full-time author for Boxing. Prior to this job, Prathamesh worked with the Broadcast giant, Star Sports in its marketing department and was responsible for the execution of campaigns across different sporting properties. He shares a keen interest in Combat Sports. Conor McGregor and Jon Jones, top his favorite athletes' list.

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