‘I am infinite times better than I was then. No question! Excited to show!’: Conor McGregor insists he cannot wait to showcase his improved boxing ability three years on from losing to American legend Floyd Mayweather
- Conor McGregor says his boxing is ‘infinite times better’ than three years ago
- The Irish star, 32, fought Floyd Mayweather in a mega-money bout in 2017
- McGregor lost via TKO, but says his boxing skills have improved immensely
- The Notorious is set to make his UFC return in January against Dustin Poirier
Conor McGregor says his boxing is ‘infinite times better’ than exhibited in his bout with Floyd Mayweather, as the UFC star revealed he is ‘excited to show’ it on his return.
The former two-weight champion has stepped into the boxing ring just once as a professional, against pound-for-pound king Mayweather in 2017, being beaten via TKO in the tenth round.
McGregor, 32, took to social media to congratulate Gervonta Davis, a Mayweather prodigy, for his devastating knockout of Leo Santa Cruz, as fans compared Tank’s KO shot to a similar strike landed on Mayweather three years ago.
Conor McGregor has insisted that his boxing is ‘infinite times better’ than he has showcased
The Notorious has one professional fight, losing to Floyd Mayweather via TKO in August 2017
And the Irishman agreed that the shots were similar, albeit Tank’s was far more effective, before outlining that his boxing skills have improved greatly from those shown against the 43-year-old.
‘They won’t let me fight again in 2020. But yes, that boxing bout was 3 years ago now,’ McGregor tweeted.
‘I am infinite times better than I was then. No question! Excited to show! Only got 40 seconds out the last time.’
The 32-year-old, however, says his boxing skills have improved immeasurably since then
McGregor is set to return to the UFC in a rematch with former featherweight rival Dustin Poirier
The Notorious last fought in January, when he blitzed Donald Cerrone in under a minute at UFC 246.
McGregor had planned on completing a ‘season’, with hopes to fight regularly throughout 2020. However, the Covid-19 pandemic put those plans on halt, and a frustrated McGregor retired from the UFC in June as a result.
But he is expected to return in January 2021 and is close to agreeing a bout with former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier. The pair met in 2014, with McGregor winning by knockout, and are set to meet again.
‘The fight’s done, I think so, yeah,’ said UFC president Dana White. ‘As far as I know it’s done.’
The 32-year-old also has plans to return to boxing, teasing that he will fight Manny Pacquiao in a huge crossover bout.
McGregor has plans to return to boxing, amid speculation he will take on Manny Pacquiao