Manny pacquiao and Conor mcgregor they had everything closed and were a week away from announcing the boxing match, but the loss he suffered against Dustin Poirier in January of this year it prevented it from being carried out.
“He literally changed the script from Conor mcgregor in 2021, “said the journalist Nick peet to talkSPORT.com. “I was going to fight with Manny pacquiao in a boxing ring, it was all done. They were going to announce it days later, they said, ‘Let’s go boxing.’
During his promotion of the fight against Poirier, the Irishman assured on multiple occasions that he was very close to reaching an agreement with the Filipino boxer.
However, the resounding victory by knockout of Dustin on UFC 257 He changed all the plans and opened the door for a trilogy that took place on July 10 of this year, and that ended with a victory over Poirier.
“Yes Poirier would have won by decision, or even subjected to Conor In the first round with a lion killer, I think you would have had Conor on Dubai, seven days later, on a stage announcing that he was going to return to boxing with Manny”He added Peet. “It was the fact that he was knocked out and no hands that completely killed the Pacquiao fight.”
Currently Mcgregoris recovering from a broken left leg suffered in the third contest with Dustin Poirier.
“So that defeat cost Conor effectively 100 million dollars “, he pointed out Nick peet. “It was almost like, ‘I have to beat Dustin and then I’m going to go back to boxing training, because I have to announce the fight with Manny pacquiao the next week. You can’t do that in MMA… You can’t do it to Dustin Poirier, who is in the best moment of his career ”.
Originally, Manny pacquiao I was going to fight against Errol spence by the belts of the CMB and FIB, but in a medical inspection the Nevada Commission discovered that the American boxer had a detached retina in his left eye.
For this reason, with two weeks to go before the confrontation took place, Yordenis Ugás took the place of Spence and now he will defend the welterweight belt of the AMB against the Filipino.