Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather could create the most lucrative fight of all time
Conor McGregor is a double UFC champion but has obtained a boxing licence in California and has talked up the possibility of a super-fight against Floyd Mayweather.
And coach Mark Henry, whose charge Eddie Alvarez lost the UFC lightweight title to McGregor in November, believes the Irishman stands a very reasonable chance against 49-fight unbeaten boxer Mayweather.
"The swing that [McGregor] has is unbelievable," Henry told the Daily Star.
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"I think he would have the possibility of knocking out Mayweather.
"He's way bigger than Mayweather too.
"Boxers only cut about ten pounds, whereas Conor probably walks around at 173lbs.
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"So he's also a lot bigger than Mayweather too.
"I even think he has a chance of knocking out Mayweather if it was in the first three to four rounds.
"After that, I'd definitely give the edge to Mayweather."
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Mayweather is not the only opponent who has put himself forward to face McGregor.
Legendary fighter Manny Pacquiao is planning on retiring at the end of the year but has admitted that a bout with the UFC star would be too much to resist.
And his promoter Bob Arum, in contrast to Henry, has no doubt that Pacquiao or any other boxer would dispatch McGregor with ease.
“Conor McGregor is a good athlete and he is the best at MMA,” Arum told TMZ.
“But MMA and boxing are two different sports.
“So it’s a lot of talk, everybody is having a lot of fun about it and sure Manny Pacquiao wants to fight Conor McGregor in boxing.
“Any boxer would like to fight Conor McGregor because they would knock him out.”