McGregor has previously fought in the boxing ring against Floyd Mayweather and is ‘pondering a move’ to team up with Canelo Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso saying he’d ‘love to work’ with the Mexican
Conor McGregor has revealed he would ‘love to train’ with Canelo Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso as he considers a return to the boxing ring.
The Irishman suffered a broken leg injury during an opening round stoppage defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 back in July, and is set to face a period out of action after having surgery to correct the damage sustained early in the fight.
With experience in the boxing ring after a record-breaking exhibition contest with Floyd Mayweather back in 2017, McGregor has been called out by the likes of YouTube star Jake Paul and Paulie Malignaggi since his defeat to Poirier.
And the 33-year-old has now called for a ‘training session’ with the pound-for-pound king’s trainer Reynoso, revealing he is ‘confident’ of making a full comeback after his recovery.
“Eddy Reynoso, big fan of your work and what you’re doing with those guys in the gym,” McGregor said on his Instagram Live.
“Canelo Team, ‘Bless you champ,’ my man, appreciate you sir, one day we’ll get to train, I hope so.
“Like I say, I’m taking this 24 hours at a time, I’m confident but I’m gonna take it day by day and see how this leg goes up, but one thing’s for sure, I’ll be able to box.
“So you know, I’ll be out here until mid-October anyway I think, I’ll know after this scan how long I’ll be here for, but I’d love to get training with you sir, some time in the future.
“I’m sure we will, thank you for the support.”
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Reynoso has a huge successful stable of fighters including Alvarez, Andy Ruiz and Oscar Valdez who have both been world-champions at their respective weights, and could certainly provide an appeal for McGregor should he consider any return to the ring.
McGregor is currently in America undergoing treatment after his injury, and has revealed that he has a house next to his former boxing rival Mayweather which he joked about ‘breaking into’.
“We’ve actually taken up shop at that Beverly Hills Hotel. It’s right next to Floyd’s gaff, he has a gaff he bought right after our fight,” McGregor said on Instagram live.
“I’ve been debating breaking into it, go over the back wall. There’s no one in the house, there’s nobody in the gaff. He brought the gaff for $27million or something, and then the property tax. But the gaff is literally just deserted, no-one’s in the thing.
“Someone comes by to clean the pool every few days, that’s the only person that goes into it. I just have to roll up there and walk in, but I don’t know what the laws are, I’m not trying to lose a visa here, again.”
The Irishman has not been popular with several members of the fighting community in recent weeks after his series of deleted tweets, labelling former UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier a ‘fat drunk’, and threatening to ‘eat’ former rival Khabib Nurmagomedov’s children while also mocking the Russian’s late father.
McGregor has also revealed he would like to go back into the UFC cage again, and has admitted that he could make a two-weight leap to middleweight and compete later in his career.