Feature | Aug 08 2017

Lifting the lid on Conor McGregor’s past at Crumlin boxing club

How did Conor McGregor fare as an amateur boxer Crumlin boxing club all those years ago?
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
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MUCH has been made of the fact UFC star Conor McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather, one of the finest defensive fighters in history, on August 26 in Las Vegas.

The Irishman is given little to no chance of doing what the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao could not – inflict defeat on Floyd.

While he has made his name as a mixed martial artist, McGregor was once a promising young boxer. He walked into the Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin at the age of 12 and his first trainer, Phil Sutcliffe, spoke to Boxing News about what McGregor was like in those developmental stages.