Many from the world of boxing are not giving UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor much of a chance at beating the undefeated defensive boxing specialist. Boxing analyst Max Kellerman is even claiming that “The Notorious” will not land a single punch on “Money” in the course of their entire fight.
Former boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, however, is siding with the MMA superstar and predicts the fight will end quickly and decisively.
“I think Conor McGregor will knock him out in the first 35 seconds, like he did to Jose Aldo, to be honest,” said the undefeated former heavyweight champ.
“I think McGregor will do him inside one round,” Fury added. “C’mon McGregor!”
“It would be good for boxing, not though won’t it if McGregor chinned him? Oh it would be great for boxing. It would be great for the real people of the world,” Fury stated while holding up his fists and shaking them.
Quite interesting that Fury is rooting for McGregor as the undefeated boxer once said that the Irish MMA star was copying his trash talk and style.
As for what is next for Fury, the former champion who has not fought since 2015 said, “I am going to call out Hulk Hogan next. Yeah, so we’re gonna get our fight on, me and old Hulk. Hulk Hogan, I’m gonna get him outta there and we’re gonna have a big pay-per-view fight.”
Following Fury’s win over Wladimir Klitschko, which was his last fight in 2015, it seemed that Fury swirled out of control. In two attempts to put a rematch together with Klitschko, Fury pulled out first due to an injury and then was declared “medically unfit to fight” in the second attempt. Fury tested positive for cocaine in 2016 and vacated his WBO and WBA heavyweight world titles before being stripped of them. Fury’s boxing license was also taken away by the British Board of Boxing Control (BBBofC) in 2016 for “anti-doping and medical issues.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/27/2017.