Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor looks increasingly likely to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a cross-combat sport blockbuster later this year, and the Irishman has said he’s “ready to shock the world” if and when the two fighters meet.
The Notorious addressed the media at Madison Square Garden after coming out to support countryman and Olympian Michael Conlan when making his professional debut.
There, McGregor spoke of his desire to take his trade to the four-sided circle after establishing himself as a featherweight and lightweight champion in the UFC:
“No-one in this boxing game knows what’s coming. I’m the boxing guy. Watch me take over boxing. Trust me on that. I’m 28 years of age, and I’m long, rangy and dangerous with every hand. I’m going to stop Floyd and you’re all going to eat your words.”
Rumours have emerged that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has been provisionally booked for a bout between Mayweather and McGregor in June of this year.