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Freddie Roach Expects Pacquiao To Easily Destroy McGregor

Freddie Roach, trainer for WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, has warned that his boxer would demolish former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor - if the two of them actually reach an agreement to face each other.

Last week, McGregor claimed on social media that he was returning to the sport of boxing in a clash with Pacquiao, and he claims the contest is going to take place in the Middle East.

McGregor made his boxing debut back in August of 2017, when he was stopped in ten rounds by Floyd Mayweather at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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But Roach does not expect McGregor to last that long with Pacquiao.

"If this is true, Manny Pacquiao will have an easier time with Conor Mcgregor than when he fought Ricky Hatton," Froach stated.

Pacquiao demolished Hatton in two vicious rounds back in 2009.

The eight division world champion has been out of the ring since July of 2019, when he won a twelve round decision over unbeaten Keith Thurman to capture the WBA belt.

McGregor fought in the UFC in January, but then a few months ago he announced his retirement from MMA - although many insiders expect him to fight again in mixed martial arts.

A Pacquiao team member informed BoxingScene.com that while there have been discussions for a fight with McGregor, the two sides are far from a deal.

Jayke Joson, special assistant to Pacquiao, who is also a Philippine senator, told media outlets that a fight with McGregor would generate proceeds that would benefit coronavirus victims in the Philippines.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by thedarkdragon11 on 09-30-2020

McGregor is too big for GrandPac, I say McGregor via 3rd round massacre...

Comment by BritishBoxing92 on 09-30-2020

Just a publicity/attraction gig if these two ever fight I mean lets face it if anything other then a possible money generator and does good business It offers no other value seeing Pac face off against Mcgregor..

Comment by SouthPawHitman on 09-29-2020

Conor will beat the hell out of that midget and that’s on god

Comment by QueensburyRules on 09-29-2020

[QUOTE=kidbazooka;20783126]I heard different from Pac he said they haven’t negotiated anything [/QUOTE] - -I heared U ain't never been nut'in'.

Comment by CauliflowerEars on 09-29-2020

[QUOTE=Patsfan bri;20783497]If 170lb McGregor really wants to box why fight a 145lb guy? Don’t get me wrong will pac will win by mid RD tko but I would love to see McGregor fight a Charlo, Canelo so he would get…

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