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Conor McGregor Revealed His Favourite Boxers Of All Time Ahead Of Floyd Mayweather Fight

Conor McGregor Revealed His Favourite Boxers Of All Time Ahead Of Floyd Mayweather Fight

UFC superstar Conor McGregor revealed that Roy Jones Jr, Muhammad Ali and 'Prince' Naseem were amongst his favourite boxers of all time.

The 31-year-old Irishman entered the squared circle for his only boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

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McGregor was asked about his favourite boxers, both past and present, ahead of the blockbuster crossover fight.

Joining Jones, Ali and 'Naz' on his all-time favourites included Chris Eubank Sr, with McGregor also praising his son.

"Roy Jones, I like Roy Jones a lot and have been a big fan of his," the 'Notorious' told the media.

"Muhammad Ali, of course. There's been a lot throughout history. 'Prince' Naseem is another one.

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"Currently, today, I like [Guillermo] Rigondeaux. [Vasyl] Lomachenko is another one. I think them two should fight.

Canelo [Alvarez] and [Gennady] Golovkin, I'm not too much of a fan of either of those -- although they are supposedly up there, I don't really think they are.

"Floyd's young kid, Gervonta Davis, is a strong kid, maybe one or two fights and I can see him in the mix there.

"Historically, Ali, Roy Jones, 'Prince' Naseem -- I like Chris Eubank Sr. [Chris Eubank] Jr's not bad as well, he's got some good work rate and he follows in his father's footsteps.

"I always liked Eubank [Sr], he was an unusual character, he moved in certain ways and he had good solid power in his shots."

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McGregor also revealed that he was a "big Bernard Dunne fan" and admired his impact in reviving the boxing scene in Ireland.

The UFC superstar explained: "I was a big Bernard Dunne fan, he brought boxing back in Ireland and bigged it up.

"There's been many great boxers. I've been watching every form of combat, from taekwondo [and] karate to boxing to Brazilian jujutsu to freestyle wrestling.

"I love combat sport and I'm grateful that now I get to fight in a different sport."

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Boxing News, Notorious, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, muhammad ali, UFC, MMA, Floyd Mayweather

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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