Would Conor McGregor have made a decent boxer?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    He said he struggled with Floyd`s high guard he also struggled with Diaz`s high guard in their rematch but adapted by kicking Diaz`s lead leg, Conor would have beaten Malinaggi though.
  2. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    Considering his gas tank, I doubt it but if that serves him well in theory he very well could he is after all very athletic, with a proven chin and power.
  3. split_decision

    split_decision Electronic information tampers with your soul Full Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    I can't stand McGregor but it's insane that someone could have two pro fights and those fights be against Mayweather and Pacquiao, his big mouthed arrogance certainly pays off
  4. ayala

    ayala Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    I respect Conor for what he had done in the mma but when he faces someone who’s going to fight back, he gives up and in boxing he would face a lot of that. He has the style and definitely could do but how far is he willing to go?
  5. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Conor is a decent boxer.

    He won three rounds against Floyd Mayweather on an official card ... and it seemed like he won more unofficially.

    There were a lot of figthers who never won three rounds against Floyd Mayweather. Some in are in the IBHOF, some are on the ballot. (Gatti, Marquez, Hatton, Mosley)

    He would've done fine from the boxing standpoint. Whether he had the endurance or heart, he hasn't had enough boxing matches to know. But he is already a decent boxer.
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  6. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Floyd carried him so "the show" wouldnt have been exposed for the farce it actually was.
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  7. chacal

    chacal F*** the new normal Full Member

    Jun 21, 2015
  8. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    No he didn't, floyd was weary of his power early and decided to tire him out then go for the stoppage. That uppercut connor landed had floyd hurt.
  9. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Nah stick to a sport where tapping out is normal.
  10. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    John Duddy type ceiling. Never would have reached Andy Lee level.
  11. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    I think Melvin Guillard would have been a pretty good boxer if he grew up boxing and focused on it.
  12. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    One of the best pure boxers EVER was weary of zero fight novice?
  13. seansanashee

    seansanashee Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    If Conor had trained purely for boxing, I'm sure he would have been very good. The question is, how good? The answer is, nobody knows.
  14. heerko koois

    heerko koois Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    journey man.........
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  15. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 6, 2007
    Hard to say. He'd probably become a good prospect and probably about it. He was favored and rather protected in the UFC. No doubt he was good in the UFC, but he got a lot of favorable match making and avoided a lot of grapplers. It became apparent how good he was with his struggles against Chad Mendes and then subsequent losses to Diaz and Khabib.

    Here's the other thing. The UFC is a young sport. There are almost no fighters who grew up learning how to do MMA or enter into amateur competitions at young ages, they all come from different sports (kickboxing, wrestling, judo, etc.). None of them were the best in their own sport, no world championships or Olympic medals in wrestling, judo, etc.; and many are past their prime when they enter into MMA. The UFC has about 1000 active combatants from all over the world, some of the weight classes don't have that many competitors, so it's a lot easier to make it big in this sport.

    Boxing on the other hand has about 30,000 active competitors around the world. Each weight class is stacked and has a lot of history. There are Olympic champions and fighters with long amateur careers and have been training since age 6. When you are a world champion in boxing you truly are elite in your sport.

    Thus I think McGregor's success as an athlete in the UFC for sure warrants that he would have done well in boxing. However since it's the UFC, a young sport with relatively little competition, to me that transfers to him being good, but not elite in boxing.
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