According to his coach, Phil Sutcliffe, the former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is considering a return to the boxing ring, targeting a potential rematch with Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor made his boxing debut in 2017, facing a knockout loss against Floyd Mayweather Jr., an American boxing legend.
Conor McGregor’s coach, speaking with TalkSport, conveyed confidence in McGregor’s potential comeback to boxing and a rematch with Mayweather. He explained that the dynamics would significantly shift in this hypothetical rematch, citing Mayweather’s aging and McGregor’s growth and experience. Reflecting on their previous encounter, the coach highlighted McGregor’s exceptional achievement in landing more hits on Mayweather than any other fighter in history. He further mentioned thoroughly dissecting the match on multiple occasions. While acknowledging the typical boxing essentials of balance, footwork, and reading an opponent, he emphasized the necessity of a distinct strategy when facing Mayweather—applying constant pressure on him.
McGregor hasn’t fought since July 2021, when he suffered a premature defeat against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, fracturing his leg in the first round. His potential return to boxing has sparked considerable interest among combat sports enthusiasts, especially with the prospect of a Mayweather rematch.