Khabib's Dad Wants Mike Tyson, Loma Sr. For Mayweather Bout

By Igor Lazorin, tass

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, believes his son would do a lot better against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing match - at least better than MMA rival Conor McGregor.

Khabib defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229 to retain his lightweight title, although the victory was overshadowed by post-fight incidents in which the two were involved in clashes with members of the opposing camps.

This past Saturday night at the World Boxing Super Series event in Russia, Khabib appeared in a video alongside Leonard Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, and challenged Mayweather to a bout.


The former five division world champion already responded, addressing potentially interested parties and pointing them in the direction of Ellerbe's social media channels, where the video was posted.

"CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand, get the chequebook out," Mayweather posted on Twitter. "Go to Leonard Ellerbe's page to view Khabib Nurmagomedov challenging me."

While Khabib has a perfect 27-0 record in UFC, Mayweather a a record of 50-0.

Last August, McGregor made an attempt to transition to boxing - and he was broken down and stopped by Mayweather in the the tenth round.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is confident his son would do better - but he would like Khabib to be prepared by former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Anatoly Lomachenko, who is the father and trainer of pound-for-pound champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

“Based on the rules of boxing, Khabib will have chances [to win], he will certainly have more chances than McGregor,” Nurmagomedov Sr. said. “Khabib will get in real close and clinch. I would like the best specialist in the boxing world, Anatoly Lomachenko. and Mike Tyson of course. Khabib will have chances [against Mayweather], but right now it’s premature to talk about this fight, because there is a trial in Nevada."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 01-09-2019

[QUOTE=TheFrog;19364976]Biggest problem for Max in boxing would be his head movement if you ask me. Ortega was able to tag max cleanly several times and there are much sharper counterpunchers (especially around the weight Max would fight at) than Ortega…

Comment by TheFrog on 12-17-2018

[QUOTE=umop-ap!sdn;19364838]Haha yah man I hear you. As a fan who studies both sports, I'd love to see how Max Holloway would fair in a boxing match with a 6 month training camp. The way he kept switching to southpaw against…

Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 12-17-2018

[QUOTE=TheFrog;19199144]Haha dude the majority of people on this website don't know enough about MMA to know what you're talking about. (You are correct however) I personally have no interest in a boxing match between the 2. Enough people (for whatever…

Comment by Rico_Suave on 10-19-2018

The article ends by saying he will get close and clinch. Floyd heavily influenced the referees. Everybody knows Kenny Bayless is in his pocket. If you didn't know that you don't know boxing. Mayweather wont let Tony Weeks do his…

Comment by DARKSEID on 10-17-2018

Khabib vs pacquiao. I want to see it. Screw the size difference.

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