Manny Pacquiao’s coach fires savage shot at Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has voiced his desire to step in the ring with Manny Pacquiao. But, his coach believes McGregor has no right fighting him.


Conor McGregor has voiced his desire to step in the ring with Manny Pacquiao. However, when it comes to the Filipino's coach Justin Fortune, the Irishman has absolutely no right fighting Pacquiao, who is set to battle it out with Yordenis Ugas for the world title on Saturday night.

Via The Mirror UK:

“It would have gone two rounds against McGregor – one round to warm up and one round to finish the guy.

“Or we could have warmed up properly in the changing rooms and it would have gone one round.

“McGregor is not a boxer. It’s not his sport. Manny Pacquiao not an MMA guy, it’s not his sport.

“Put Manny against McGregor in MMA and McGregor destroys Manny. Manny against McGregor in boxing – Manny destroys him.

“It’s unfair to match them like that. Conor’s record is 1-5 in his last six fights. Why fight McGregor, McGregor does not deserve to fight Manny, why give McGregor the payday?

“What gives him the right to fight Manny? McGregor has loss after loss after loss.”

I mean, Fortune does have a point. Manny Pacquiao is one of the greatest boxers ever and is clearly focused on bigger opponents right now. A fight between him and McGregor would strictly be about money. Just like the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight a few years back.

At this point, McGregor is prioritizing getting healthy after breaking his leg last month against Dustin Poirier. Boxing Manny Pacquiao is likely not the focus right now, anyway.

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