Tyson Fury is a fan of Conor McGregor boxing again and says it is great for the sport if it happens again.
In the summer of 2017, McGregor, who was the champ-champ at the time, was set for the biggest combat sports event of all-time as he was set to box Floyd Mayweather. It was an interesting build-up and the fight was competitive for as long as it lasted. But, in the end, it was Mayweather who won by TKO.
Since the boxing match, Conor McGregor has made it known he wants to box again. Whether that is the rematch with Floyd Mayweather or a fight against Manny Pacquiao. According to the lineal heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson Fury, he is eager for either of those fights to happen.
“If he wants to be a boxer, if he wants to do boxing, do it. I thought he’d done quite well against Floyd Mayweather,” Tyson Fury said to ESPN (via BJPENN.com). “He’d done as good as anybody else has done, really. He was catching Mayweather with some good shots.
“I think it’s great for boxing and great for combat sports. If McGregor fights Pacquiao or Mayweather, it creates a big show in Las Vegas. It gives people the opportunity to come out and get involved in the entertainment and action,” he continued. “It creates jobs for people, it brings money to Las Vegas, money to America, it brings tourism to the country. I think it’s very, very good for sports in general.”
Conor McGregor is coming off a 40-second TKO win over Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246 to get back into the win column. Before that, he had lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by fourth-round submission at UFC 229.
Tyson Fury, meanwhile, is set for his highly-anticipated rematch against Deontay Wilder on Feb. 22.