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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! 😀


Remembering Jake La Motta

The “Bronx Bull” died a month ago at the age of 95 on September 19th, 2017.

Jake La Motta was a ferocious fighter and former World Middleweight Champion who fought like there was no tomorrow. He let his opponents beat him to later learn his techniques and strike harder, deserving the Raging Bull nickname that would later result in a movie by the same name directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the his life in and outside the ring.

One of his most famous fights was against Sugar Ray Robinson, his eternal rival, whom he beat on 1943, making Ray’s first loss in his career. He fought with Ray six times “I fought  Sugar Ray so often, I almost got diabetes” he said.

La Motta won the World Middleweight Title in 1949 against Marcel Cerdan defending his title twice before he lost it against his long-time rival, Sugar Ray, in a match known as the “Valentine’s Day Massacre” echoing the shooting involving Al Capone due to the bloody beating Jake received in the fight.

The Bull had 83 wins (30 knockouts), 19 losses and 4 draws. His personal life was far away from stable. He had a bad temper and a drinking problem, got married six times and admitted to beating his wives, he also served time in jail inciting a minor into prostitution. In his later days, he performed as an actor in several films and also toured as a standup comedian.  

He’s remembered as the toughest of fighters, one  who was not scared of taking a beating if that meant taking down his opponent and achieving victory. In spite of his deplorable behavior outside the ring, he’s still one of the bravest fighters the boxing world has ever seen.

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While training don’t underestimate your footwork, enhancing your technique will give you advantage over your opponent, and ultimately lead you to win a fight.

Practice these 5 essential tips and measure your results constantly:

  1. Stance.  Don’t wide your stance too much, you’ll most likely have to jump which will reduce your energy.
  2. Sidestepping. Avoid dragging your feet and let them slide from left to right
  3. Training. Incorporate jumping rope in your routine, it helps you move and coordinate your feet as you would during a fight.

When you’re watching a match, focus on the footwork of the fighters and you’ll see that whoever has the best footwork will often be the winner.

Don’t let it be all about the punches, mastering footwork is crucial and will make you a better boxer.

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Andrew Johnston is an English professional golfer who plays on the European tour.

Through instagram he shared a post training box with Spencer Oliver. Spencer Oliver is an English former professional boxer.

It looks like they had a good time.


Great session this eve with @spenceroliver_ can’t believe I remembered lots of it haha. Love Boxing

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Jay Connolly an artist from Leicester UK, known by his awesome paintings, days ago published on Twitter one of his Jobs, which shows a Pacquiao painting on a Cleto Reyes autograph glove.

Manny Pacman Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. Pacman is very famous in the world of boxing and this time was his muse.

Definitely, it is an excellent piece of art from Jay Connolly.


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