Conor McGregor did pretty well for himself in his first and only professional boxing match, going 10 rounds with pound-for-pound great, Floyd Mayweather, before losing via technical knockout in Aug. 2017.
Since then, “Notorious” has gone just 1-2 in his return to mixed martial arts (MMA), most recently losing to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 (see it again here). Though he hasn’t had the best combat record as of late, “Notorious” can still only get better, and one man is willing to help him reach the next level ... especially when it comes to striking.
Eddy Reynoso, head trainer to Canelo Alvarez, has offered up his services and gym to the Irishman moving forward.
“I think they should do a trilogy fight. It’s 1-1 so the third fight should be good,” Reynoso said (via The Mac Life) in regard to his loss to Poirier. “Here we can support him. We can help to better his boxing and defense.
“Honestly, when he fought Mayweather he surprised me,” he continued. “He has a good counter. He has good footwork, waist movement and agility. Therefore, I think he would do good in boxing. Give it your best, keep working hard, don’t quit. You have a lot to give, and get the third fight with Dustin Poirier.”
Not only has Reynoso trained Alvarez, but he has also been instrumental in the careers of Ryan Garcia and former Heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz. While McGregor hasn’t looked his best lately, Reynoso thinks he can help him turn it around.
“There’s bad nights sometimes. Conor has a lot to give, I don’t know what happened, but his career is untouchable. He’s a tremendous athlete that’s going to be in the history books. Anytime, this is your home Conor whenever you wanna come practice and learn. We welcome you with open arms.”
Anyone think “Notorious” will take him up on his offer?