Tony McGregor stopped doubting his son a long time ago.
Tony and Conor McGregor would often get into fist fights during ‘The Notorious’s’ days on social welfare in Dublin, Ireland, but watching his son become a two-weight UFC champion and take the combat sports world by storm has been nothing short of mesmerizing for the Crumlin local.
On Aug. 26, when McGregor locks horns with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a 12-round boxing match, Tony believes his eldest will prove the boxing world wrong and send a ‘seismic shock’ throughout the combat sports sphere by beating ‘The Best Ever’.
“The boxing fraternity, they wrote Conor off,” Tony McGregor said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour (h/t Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting). “No one in the boxing world is giving him a chance. I think what Conor is going to produce in the T-Mobile on the 26th is nothing short of a seismic shock. It’s going to reverberate right through the whole unarmed combat world. While Mayweather was the best fighter in the world — no one can take that away from him — on the 26th of August, he’s going to be the second best fighter in the world. There can only be one No. 1.”
Tony, who will be ringside for the event, believes Conor when he says he’s going to stop Mayweather inside four rounds.
“I always stick with Conor,” he said. “Under four. That’s what he said, that’s what he’s gonna do. He’s not called Mystic Mac for nothing. He predicts it and he produces it.”
Analyzing Mayweather’s game, Tony doesn’t think the pound-for-pound great has the power to trouble McGregor. The Dubliner is confident in his son’s ability and believes he will ‘fold’ Mayweather when he lands his vaunted left hand.
“I don’t think Mayweather has much to produce to cause Conor any difficulty,” Tony said. “I don't think he has the power. He has a lot of defensive moves. Conor can pick them out, he’ll wear him down. Conor has the precision, he has the power, he has that kinetic energy. I don't think Mayweather has experienced that kinetic energy. When Conor connects, I just think Mayweather is gonna fold.”
The boxing extravaganza takes place in two weeks time on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.