Feature | May 14 2018

‘Look where Conor McGregor had to go to make crazy money. It was boxing’

Inspired by Conor McGregor, Jack McGann has been attracted by the British boxing boom to switch codes. He speaks to Lee Gormley
Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

ON June 9 the eyes of the boxing world will be cast towards the Manchester Arena, as former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury finally makes his long-awaited return to the ring.

After over two years away from the sport, last seen dethroning Wladimir Klitschko to reign supreme in November 2015 on German territory, Fury will be under the spotlight on his comeback appearance.

But as the “Gypsy King” prepares to lace up his gloves for the 26th time professionally following what will have been a 31-month layoff, another fighter will be doing so for the first time on the same night.