“Working in the big Mexican gloves today,” wrote McGregor. “Made from either cowhide or goatskin, and stuffed with horsehair, they are a lovely weighty glove, and known globally as the ‘punchers glove.'”
He went on to talk about how some boxing contests ban the Cleto Reyes glove “because of lack of bottle.” McGregor also reminded fans that “Muhammad Ali was a big fan of these gloves” and how Ali’s fondness of the glove brought Cleto Reyes to the forefront of boxing equipment.
The Irishman admitted that although he prefers his 4oz MMA gloves, and that he didn’t know about Cleto Reyes until starting his pro career, he does “enjoy the fit and the feel of this [Cleto Reyes] glove.” McGregor ended his message of support for Cleto Reyes by reminding everyone that Mexicans and the Irish are very similar.
“The Mexicans are of a strong breed. Just like the Irish,” he wrote. “I have a lot of respect for Mexico. My son was also born on Cinco de Mayo. Mexico, the McGregors love you!” Perhaps the best comparison, though, was when he explained how tequila, just like whiskey, “puts hair on your chest.”
“Tequila, another phenomenal Mexican-made product,” wrote McGregor. “Just like my Irish whiskey, it is for the powerful, and the driven. There is an Irish saying that our whiskey ‘will put hairs on your chest.’ It is why there is a big gorilla on mine.”
Fight Between Canelo Triple GGG You Didn’t Know About
Before their September 15th fight last year, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin had already faced each other on a previous occasion. The sparring bout occurred in 2011 when Canelo was preparing to fight Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
The Ring Magazine was present for the sparring session that summer day in Big Bear, California, and reported how both fighters landed strong punches from the very first round. Canelo finished the round with a massive blow on GGG, but the Kazakhstani boxer just laughed it off.
When they started the second, Golovkin came back stronger, landing a heavy hook to Alvarez’s liver. Triple G continued to dominate throughout the third and fourth round, with Canelo failing to throw any jabs and forgetting to bob and weave.
Whenever the Mexican boxer tried hitting his opponent, Golovkin effectively dodged and blocked the punches, and countered intelligently. Canelo’s tactic kept worsening throughout the fight, unable to land anything and his face reddening from GGG’s punches.
By the fifth round, Alvarez appeared to be tired, circling the ring with his back against the ropes. At this point, Canelo started throwing jabs again, but Triple G’s counter-hooks were too constant and powerful for the Mexican.
The sixth and final round saw Alvarez catch his second wind, staying on his toes and connecting quick 1-2 combos. After Canelo connected a firm uppercut and a solid hook, GGG started to throw combinations of his own, finishing the last minute of the fight with both fighters throwing punches relentlessly.
This 2011 bout was a glimpse at what the world would witness six years later, a close head-to-head between two fighters of high caliber. Although the 2017 fight between the two ended in a stalemate, their upcoming rematch will hopefully give the fans a proper winner.
Halloween is a time when everybody brings out their inner child, dresses up, and binges on sugary candy. Professional boxers are no exception when it comes to celebrating this fun-filled holiday. Check out some of the most memorable Halloween costumes worn by top world boxers!
In 2011, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. shared a picture of him wearing a redhead wig while punching a friend of his. Chavez Jr. explained on his caption that he was dressed as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez punching Ulises “Archie” Solis. After many laughs and some backlash, Chavez Jr. dressed as the Green Lantern later that night.
Perhaps one of the most unforgettable press conferences in the world of boxing was Tyson Fury’s 2015 interview promoting his fight against Wladimir Klitschko. Fury arrived wearing a Batman costume and a man dressed as the Joker walked in with him only to get kicked out by “Tyson Batman” himself. When asked where the idea came from, Fury replied, “Who knows? But if that doesn’t sell tickets, I don’t know what will.”
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is without a doubt, hands-down, the greatest boxer to have ever dressed up for Halloween. Mayweather hasn’t missed a beat in at least five years when it comes to costumes, starting his streak by rocking a Freddy Krueger outfit alongside infamous actress Lindsay Lohan, who dressed up as a dead bride. A year later, in 2014, Floyd and his friends sported jogging suits to emulate old-school hip-hop group RUN DMC.
The undefeated boxer’s attire choices for Halloween started to get a bit more unique in 2015, wearing a custom-made “Dead Presidents” costume with his face painted all white, and of course, surrounded by loads of cash. Floyd was Iron Man the following year, and perhaps his strangest costume of all was his 2017 Sylvester the Cat fit, followed by a gladiator and the Riddler. He will, without a doubt, attempt to top his previous costumes this year.
Boxers all around the world love the spotlight and Halloween gives them a platform to exploit their fame by transforming themselves into something else. As social media continues to grow, boxers will undoubtedly keep dressing up to show off for their fans. Let’s hope this year gives us a lot to talk about when it comes to the best costumes worn by our favorite fighters in the world.
Which has been your favorite costume worn by a top world boxer?
Conor McGregor was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1988, overcoming dire circumstances during his childhood to later reach the pinnacle of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. McGregor’s success is partly due to Dee Devlin, his girlfriend since 2008 and mother of his child, Conor Jack McGregor Jr., who was born on May 5, 2017.
As a child, McGregor played soccer in the poor neighborhood of Crumlin, but eventually found an outlet for his rage in boxing. In his adolescent years, McGregor trained mixed martial arts under John Kavanagh. He now knows Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira, and has a black-belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Conor stands at 5’9″ with a reach of 74,” giving him the edge in many fights. Alongside his fighting ability and reckless comments, McGregor’s notoriety comes from the various tattoos covering his body. His most notable ink is a gorilla on his chest biting a heart as well as his last name and nickname next to a tiger on his stomach. McGregor turned into the most significant personality in the UFC when he held the lightweight and featherweight titles at the same time in 2016. He eventually got stripped of both belts due to inactivity in the UFC. Conor gained additional fame after boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017. Although he lost the bout, the Irishman earned $100 million, becoming one of the wealthiest athletes in the world with a net worth of $172 million. A couple of days before the fight, while in Mexico, McGregor received a jumbo-sized Cleto Reyes boxing glove as a gift. He then went on a classic Conor trash-talking rant about how much he loved Mexican gloves but that Mayweather feared them. “You see this Cleto Reyes brand? Floyd went crazy when these were brought up because in the rules and in the contract, no Mexican gloves and no gloves made of horse hairs so he must fear the Mexicans,” McGregor told a Televisa reporter. “He’s fought a lot of Mexicans in his career,” he continued. “But that was a stipulation that we had in the contract. The gloves must be ten ounce, no Mexican, no horse hair. And then I went, and I start feeling the Mexican gloves.” McGregor then compared Mexican boxing to the Irish style, saying, “Because I come from a game where the glove is the same. It’s four ounces. And then I start feeling the Mexican glove and how it feels. And it’s a crazy glove. The Mexicans are like the Irish. We love a good fight. So thank you so much for this. Viva la Mexico!” Speculation over an MMA showdown between Mayweather and McGregor recently caught traction, with the Irishman as the favorite. UFC’s President Dana White, however, would rather see McGregor return to the ring with a fight against the winner of the upcoming match-up between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Whatever happens, Conor McGregor will keep giving the media and the fans something to talk about for years to come. After all, he will never stop being Notorious. SOURCES:
A knockout is of the the most exciting things in boxing, basically al boxers are looking for this in a fight. Everybody has his own favorite knockouts depending on the fighters, history and more. Through the years we have the best 5 knockouts till this day.
Thomas Hearns vs Roberto Duran: Hearns unloads a powerful punch sending Duran to the floor for the second time in the first round.
Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton: On the second round Hatton collapsed onto to his back as the ref waived off the fight immediately.
Juan Manuel Marquez vs Manny Pacquiao IV: One of the best and surprising knockouts in history. After 6 rounds of both fighters trading heavy punches Pacquiao lunged in at Marquez but Marquez dipped his head out of the way and threw a powerful punch sending Pacquiao to the canvas.
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