In the red Conor..

Mc­Gre­gor re­turns to old box­ing club for ex­hi­bi­tion show­down

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY DON­AGH CORBY ir­[email protected]

CONOR Mc­Gre­gor was back in the box­ing ring again, but it wasn’t for a big money Las Ve­gas show­down.

In­stead he faced off with Ir­ish am­a­teur Michael Mc­Grane at the Crum­lin Box­ing Club’s an­nual Good Fri­day show in Dublin.

The for­mer UFC world cham­pion and Mc­Grane, who works as an elec­tri­cian, fought to a draw in a four round ex­hi­bi­tion fight in front of a packed crowd.

After­wards No­to­ri­ous, 30, posed for pho­tos with fighters, fans and coaches while bran­dish­ing a bot­tle of his Proper 12 whiskey. Mc­Gre­gor started box­ing in the club aged 12 and won the Dublin Novice Cham­pi­onships at 16.

He then forged a ca­reer in mixed mar­tial arts and he didn’t re­turn to the ring for a bout un­til 2017.

The Dubliner hasn’t fought in a box­ing match since tak­ing on Floyd May­weather in Las Ve­gas in a bout which earned him around €100mil­lion.

He is cur­rently in talks for a UFC re­turn de­spite an­nounc­ing his re­tire­ment with a so­cial me­dia post last month.

FOR SHEER GLOVE OF IT Michael Mc­Grane & Conor Mc­Gre­gor at Dublin box­ing club ROPES DASHED Mc­Gre­gor in Crum­lin and against Floyd

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