Conor McGregor might get a big-time boxing fight after all.
The Golden Boy himself Oscar de la Hoya said that McGregor can fight Canelo Alvarez at 160 pounds if he really wants a megafight. He made the comments to FightHub TV.
“I would love to talk to him and promote him,” De La Hoya said. “Imagine Golden Boy and Conor McGregor coming together.
De la Hoya said a fight with Alvarez “makes all the sense in the world,” and would be “a guaranteed knockout.”
The former boxing legend added that a Mexican vs. an Irishman would be a “hell of a fight.”
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McGregor has challenged Floyd Mayweather to a $100 million match, but Mayweather has scoffed at the challenge, saying he is retired. Most observers believe McGregor wouldn’t stand much of a chance against Mayweather, a master defensive boxer, who retired in 2015 with a record of 49-0.
Unlike Mayweather, however, who wins most of his fights by dodging and evading his opponents’ power, while landing counter punches, Alvarez would likely turn the McGregor fight into a slugfest, which could make the fight thrilling. Alvarez, a multi-weight world champion, widely regarded as one of the Top 10 best boxers in the world, would likely eat McGregor for lunch in the first round, and still have time for CM Punk on the same evening.