Conor McGregorFloyd Mayweather Jr.Oscar De La HoyaMakes Statement

De La Hoya: McGregor should fight amateurs first

28 Feb, 2017

De La Hoya says boxing will be a “joke” if McGregor takes on Mayweather without having warm-up fights.

It would be a joke, it would be an embarrassment for boxing, if an MMA fighter were to go into the ring. It would be a no-contest. It would be the same thing if a fighter went into the Octagon, it would be an embarrassment for MMA. If McGregor gets inside a boxing ring, he’ll get outclassed easy. McGregor has never fought a boxer, ever in his life. In all seriousness, he should start off by fighting an amateur boxer, win a few amateur fights, maybe go on to win the Golden Gloves or something, and then when you turn pro he should fight a four-rounder, [in] which maybe he’ll get beat. But he should get experience in boxing and then call out the best. You cannot be calling out a top fighter in boxing right off the bat.

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