“I Will Crack the Puzzle and I Will Beat Floyd” – Conor McGregor Sends Mike Tyson a Message

Published 05/14/2020, 11:54 PM EDT


Conor McGregor has always been at the forefront of crossover fights. He made his professional boxing debut in a big-money bout against the undefeated Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather in 2017. ‘Notorious’ went down in ten rounds, and based on his career trajectory, he always aims to right the wrongs. He has received support in Mike Tyson who lauded him for landing punches and going 10 rounds in ‘The Money Fight.’

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Conor McGregor promises to beat Floyd Mayweather 

The ‘Notorious’ replied to a tweet where former two-time Heavyweight champion praised his boxing.

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He wrote, “Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd. I promise my life on it. It is great to see you back Iron Mike.”

Many boxers called McGregor’s fight with ‘Money’ a sham. Some of them called the Irish mixed martial artist out and challenged him to a boxing match. These include Oscar De La Hoya and McGregor’s sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi. The latter is still annoyed at how McGregor’s team presented a training video to make fans think the debutant pugilist had a chance against the then 49-0 boxer.

A boxing rematch with Mayweather will always do the rounds, considering the huge financial success the premier installment was. However, ‘Notorious’ remains focused on an MMA return and tweeted, “see you in July.” 

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His tweet keeps in line with his plan to make up for the lost time and fight three times a year. He already fought at UFC 246 in January, where he beat Donald Cerrone at Welterweight in 40 seconds. 

Now, due to Justin Gaethje’s monumental win at UFC 249, ‘Notorious’ doesn’t have a top opponent for a July fight date. However, he has poked at all the top fighters of the division in the last week and even hinted at a Nate Diaz trilogy fight. Diaz beat McGregor in their first bout with ‘Notorious’ returning the favor a few months later.

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This is the sign that ‘Notorious’ cracks puzzles. Hence his claims of beating Mayweather can’t be dismissed based purely on him gassing himself out in 2017.

Do you see Conor McGregor facing and beating Floyd Mayweather?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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