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Conor McGregor: Irishman Loves Cleto Reyes Gloves

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.





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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Canelo vs. GGG Canceled, De La Hoya vs. McGregor Step In 

APRIL FOOL’S joke! 😀

Following a stalemate in their first fight, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin were ready to face off on May 5, 2018. After Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance, though, ‘Canelo vs. GGG II’ got canceled.

With no Pay-Per-View event lined up for a day like ‘Cinco de Mayo,’ boxing promoters went to great lengths to set up a new fight in a matter of days. Since Billy Joe Saunders rejected Canelo’s spot on the ring, Conor McGregor will get to return to the boxing arena one more time.

Fearing he would lose credibility, GGG decided to opt out of the fight if his rival was to be McGregor. The Irishman said he didn’t care who he boxed as long as he got to redeem himself after a wobbly ending to his boxing debut against Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.

In steps Oscar De La Hoya, who previously stated he could knock Conor McGregor out in two rounds. De La Hoya says he’s in the best shape of his life, and despite age, he says he feels faster, stronger, and better in all aspects.

“You know I’m competitive,” said the Golden Boy on his digital radio show. “I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training, secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever. I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds.”

Without much time to prepare and to stick to his word, Oscar is getting back on the ring. “I’ll come back for that fight. Two rounds. Just one more. I’m calling him out. Two rounds, that’s all I need. That’s all I’m going to say. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio. Two rounds, that’s all I need.”

De La Hoya [39-6, 30 KOs] hopes to come out of retirement to reach his 40th professional victory as a boxer, but McGregor won’t make it easy for him. The Irishman showed against Floyd that he could last up to ten rounds being competitive, so two might not be enough for Oscar to get a KO.

This bout will take place at the MGM in Las Vegas on May 5, 2018. Fans with tickets to ‘Canelo vs. GGG II’ have the option of getting a refund or watching the new main event.

Perhaps the best thing about this fight for McGregor is that he’ll get to use Mexican gloves. When he fought Mayweather, the contract stated that Mexican-made gloves were not allowed and no gloves made from horse hair.

McGregor expressed his love for the Cleto Reyes brand before the Mayweather fight, and will now be able to use the lighter, handmade Mexican pair. De La Hoya is still unsure about which gloves best suit him for this head-to-head with McGregor.

If you want to watch the fight for free, then feel free to tune in to a parallel universe where this is true. Because if you read this far, then now you know this is nothing but an APRIL FOOL’S joke! 😀


5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts For Boxing Fans

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and everyone is trying to find the perfect present for their significant others. If your boyfriend or girlfriend is a boxer or a fan of boxing, these five gifts will be ideal for them this February 14th.


  1. Boxing T-Shirts

No boxer can get enough boxing t-shirts for training. If your love interest is a gym rat and trains regularly, he or she will probably need more shirts to sweat all over in no time. 

While it is not the most romantic gift in the book, choosing a shirt that matches their personality and goals in the ring will make them feel appreciated. Do, however, avoid getting them a plain white tee with no particular message at all.


  1. Boxing Gym Membership

When it comes to a practical Valentine’s Day gift, there’s nothing better than paying a boxing gym membership for your spouse. If your other half already pays a monthly fee for a boxing gym, then give an advance for the month after that. 

Not only will you be giving your boyfriend or girlfriend the gift of boxing, but they’ll be thinking of you every day they train. If your significant other has an annual membership at their gym, maybe you can pay for individual training sessions.


  1. Boxing Training Gloves


Anyone who boxes needs new training gloves even if they already have a pair, a boxer can never get enough of them. Find out what kind of gloves your partner likes, and make a decision based on what they tell you.

If you don’t want to ruin the Valentine’s Day surprise, though, a boxer can never go wrong with a pair of Cleto Reyes training gloves. They are some of the best gloves available, made of 100% leather and with waterproof nylon padding.


  1. Boxing Movies

There is nothing that couples love more than watching movies together, so if your significant other is a boxing fan, indulge them with a special treat for them this Valentine’s Day. A perfect gift would be buying a boxing classic and watching it together that night.

The undeniable classics of ‘Rocky’ starring Sylvester Stallone will have any boxing fan cheering for the main character in no time. Will Smith’s role as Muhammed Ali is also perfect for a boxing fan or ‘Million Dollar Baby’ for the lady boxer in your life.


  1. Boxing Equipment


From heavy bags to jump ropes to mouth-gears, any boxer will benefit from such a gift. While most fighters always have the essentials ready, there’s still equipment that they can continuously need more of, like hand wraps, towels, shoes, and even gym bags.

If your significant other is barely starting out and you want to help them succeed in boxing, getting them a punching bag, speed bag, or other gear like body shields and mitts, will truly motivate them to continue.



Although this gift might not be an option for everybody, if you can afford it, there is no better present for a boxing fan than going to a fight in Las Vegas. Happy Valentine’s Day!



Improve your Relationship with Boxing

Boxing is an excellent sport for couples looking to exercise with a partner. It is a discipline that women, just like men, love for its extremeness, dynamism, and accessibility.

Therapists believe that couples boxing each other benefits their relationship. They say that when romantic partners release their contained animosity towards each other in a physically healthy way like boxing, it leads to less verbal fights in a relationship.

Coed Boxing

It was not until the start of the 21st century that men accepted the fact that women wanted to be boxers as well. Since then, coed fighting grew at a furious pace, especially when it comes to couples sparring with each other.

Strict rules set in stone before sparring is the reason coed combat works today. Women hit men substantially harder than men punch them, and sometimes, men do not punch women by any means.

In any case, that does not mean the men are not getting a proper exercise when fighting a female opponent. They consider it time well spent improving their defensive moves like bobbing and weaving.

When it comes to women sparring with a male partner, some feel enormously empowered when they succeed. Many professional and amateur female boxers like their male partner to punch them harder to improve their blocking and increase their pain tolerance.

Coed Sparring Critics And Alternatives

Despite the rise in couples sparring with each other throughout the past decade, some critics believe this practice could lead to relationship problems. Some say that accidents happen in the ring all the time and that a romantic partner might not be able to get over the fact their mate did such a thing to them.

Most men, however, tend to hold back when training with a woman, trying to avoid inflicting any pain on them. Many of these men are only boxing for exercise and doing it alongside their romantic partner makes it much better.

Punching time in the ring is only one component of a legitimate boxing regimens. There are numerous elements to boxing training with a partner, including speed drills, jumping rope, and hitting the punching bag to gain strength.

On the off chance that you would prefer not to spar with your significant other, you can take boxing classes together that incorporate those exercises mentioned above. Rec centers offer sparring courses to train together, hitting punching bags with each other, yet never scrapping with one another.

Meeting New People Through Boxing

Not only is boxing a surefire way of getting closer to your significant other, but it can help you find your next date if you are recently single. Meeting new people is part of joining a boxing gym, and you will already have something in common with everybody there.

If you have never picked up a pair of boxing gloves in your life but are interested in implementing this new activity into your life, do not wait any longer. The sooner you start your road to a better you through boxing, the quicker you can meet new people or improve your current amorous relationship.