Conor McGregor was lately known as out 47-year-old former boxing champ Oscar De La. Now, the Irishman has responded.
De La Hoya mentioned a possible boxing match with McGregor throughout an look on CBS Sports activities’ State of Fight podcast.
The Golden Boy Promotions boss was requested for a prediction as to how a boxing match with McGregor would go, and he oozed confidence.
“Two rounds. Come on, brother. Two rounds!” De La Hoya mentioned (transcript through MMA Mania). “As a result of one factor about me, I went for the kill at all times. And look, Conor McGregor, I like him within the Octagon, I respect him, I watch him on a regular basis. However the boxing ring is an entire completely different story. An entire completely different story.”
McGregor appears to have taken this as a problem, and responded on Twitter.
I settle for your problem, Oscar de la Hoya.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) Could 7, 2020
“I settle for your problem, Oscar de la Hoya,” McGregor wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Conor McGregor has not fought since he took on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone again in January. McGregor gained his combat with Cerrone by first-round TKO. It took him simply 40 seconds to seal the take care of a collection of shoulder strikes, a head kick, and a volley of floor strikes.
Previous to his win over Cerrone, McGregor had not tasted victory since all the best way again in November of 2016, when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to change into a two-division UFC champion. After his win over Alvarez, he got here up quick in a blockbuster boxing match with undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017, then tapped out to undefeated UFC light-weight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
Oscar De La Hoya, then again, has not fought since a 2008 loss to Manny Pacquiao.
What do you consider McGregor’s response to De La Hoya? Do you suppose he’s joking?
This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on 5/7/2020.