KEY POINTS

  • An undefeated boxer said he would KO Conor McGregor in 1 round
  • McGregor has constant desire to fight Manny Pacquiao
  • Pacquiao has always been open to fight McGregor

An undefeated boxer has claimed that he could knock out Conor McGregor in one round.

Following his UFC 246 TKO victory over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, McGregor has once again reclaimed the spotlight in combat sports. But this time, his name is also being dropped by boxing stars as well. Just recently, undefeated lightweight boxing champ Ryan Garcia said that he would knock McGregor out quick.

In a recent media scrum during a training session, Garcia was asked about a fantasy fight against McGregor. According to the young champ, he would KO the UFC star in one to two rounds and wouldn’t fight the way Floyd Mayweather fought him inside the ring.

“I’ll KO Conor, quick. 1st, 2nd round,” Garcia said about fighting McGregor.

“I’m explosive. I wouldn’t wait like Floyd. Floyd was waiting to break him down. I wouldn’t do that. I will just get him out real quick,” Garcia continued.

When asked about what a fight with McGregor means to him at this point, Garcia was confident and quick to respond saying the former UFC two-division champ would be an “easy fight” and an “easy money” for him.

“An easy fight. A very easy check and a very easy fight,” Garcia said.

Garcia has a flawless record in boxing and on his way to stardom. However, he wildly claims that he would retire from boxing if McGregor beats him.

Meanwhile, McGregor appears to have set his sights on the Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao. During an interview after UFC 246, “The Notorious” addressed Mayweather rematch and said that it would “at some stage,” Boxing Scene reported.

“It’s me and Manny [Pacquiao]. Let’s see what happens. That Floyd [Mayweather], he’s a funny man, that Floyd. We’ll see what happens. The discussions are always ongoing. They never stop. You know Floyd is going through money fast. He’s far from retired, and that rematch will happen at some stage,” McGregor said.

Team Pacquiao on the other hand, has always been open to fight McGregor. A few days before McGregor fought Cerrone, Pacquiao’s trusted adviser Sean Gibbons sent the UFC star a message. According to Gibbons, if McGregor wants a “proper fight,” he should talk to him.

While McGregor is being consistent with his desire to fight Pacquiao, he also seems to be strict with his desired fight dates. As per “Mystic Mac,” he is more focused on finalizing the date of his next fight than the next fighter he would face.

“I’m looking at dates now. I know March was there. I’m going to have a look at a calendar and see where we’re at. I’ll be ready,” McGregor pointed out.