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Roy Keane Had A Few Thoughts About Conor McGregor And Boxers

Roy Keane Had A Few Thoughts About Conor McGregor And Boxers
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Roy Keane was not one of those who tuned in at 5am on Sunday morning to watch Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather face off in Las Vegas.

The Ireland assistant manager is a boxing fan, but not so of MMA.


Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia, Keane, who was quoted by the Irish Mirror, did have a few thoughts regarding McGregor and boxers in general.

There was plenty of bluster from both fighters in the interminable build-up to the bout. However, Keane believes that when they stepped into the ring, there were undoubted nerves.

I look at boxers and do you think they are nervous when they go into the ring?

You bet your life that they are, you bet your life. They’re all bravado at those press conferences - but they are nervous as hell.

Keane added that as someone who boxed when he was younger, he can understand why an individual would feel their nerves jangling ahead of a fight.


I used to box when I was 12. You would be nervous, it's par for the course. I'm always bloody worried about people who are not bloody nervous. You should be.

I like boxing but I don't like all that other MMA, I’ve never got into that, it has never rocked my boat.

I always have respect for people who go into the ring and bash each other. I have respect for that but I have never got into MMA.

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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