Conor McGregor’s head coach has chimed in on a potential boxing match between his fighter and Manny Pacquiao.
McGregor turned a lot of heads in the world of boxing recently. The “Notorious” one claimed he will be fighting Pacquiao in the Middle East. Soon after McGregor’s claim, Pacquiao returned to the gym for a training session, adding fuel to the fire.
Speaking to the folks at Boxing Productions TV, McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh revealed just how close the bout is to becoming a reality (via BoxingScene.com).
“It’s in the works. Both boxers have agreed fundamentally. Behind the scenes there are a lot of terms and conditions, legal teams and managers that have to work out fine details. I believe it will happen. When? I’m not sure. I think it might be early next year. The wheels are in motion. It looks like I’ll be coaching boxing again.”
McGregor hasn’t been seen in action since January. The former UFC “champ-champ” defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone via TKO in 40 seconds. McGregor has since expressed his dismay over a lack of enticing options. He’s also found himself in a rift with UFC President Dana White over text messages being released to the public.
Pacquiao is the WBA (Super) Welterweight Champion. He captured the gold back on July 20, 2019. Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman via split decision. He handed Thurman the first loss of his pro boxing career. It was the 71st pro boxing match in Pacquiao’s career. His record is 62-7-2 with 39 of those victories coming by way of knockout.