Thomas Hauser, a biographer of Muhammad Ali, the author of the forthcoming There Will Always Be Boxing (University of Arkansas, November 2017), and a frequent Irish America contributor hasn’t hidden his views of the upcoming boxing spectacle between the Dublin-born UFC fighter Conor McGregor and American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He recently wrote a three part series on the boutRead more..
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Legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach has predicted that a boxing match between undefeated former five division world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Conor McGregor is on the cards for the future. While an MMA fighter has never before crossed the boundary to take on a professional boxer in theRead more..
Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor has made the prestigious 2016 Forbes magazine list of 30 Under 30 European entertainment stars. McGregor, who hails from Crumlin in Co. Dublin and also boasts a previous seven years spent as the Featherweight Champion, was lauded by the magazine for his versatility and being “best knownRead more..
Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Conor McGregor (below) became the only mixed martial artist in history to hold two UFC titles simultaneously in November, when the Dubliner took down hitherto lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden. Alvarez’s loss came as a second-round technical knockout, with the referee calling the fight off when McGregorRead more..