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UFC 292 champ Sean O’Malley ready for boxing debut, eyes ‘crazy, massive fight’ against Gervonta Davis

Here we go again ...

Sean O’Malley defied the odds at UFC 292 last night (Sat., Aug. 19, 2023), knocking out Aljamain Sterling in the second round to claim UFC’s Bantamweight championship from inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts (watch highlights). “Sugar” also received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his awesome highlight-reel finish.

O’Malley’s first title defense is basically already set for later this year after he called for a Marlon Vera rematch in the wake of his incredible win; however, UFC’s new superstar already has his eyes set on a boxing match ... against one the pound-for-pound best boxers on the planet: Gervonta Davis.

“I thought, you know, shoot a promo, but we’ll see,” O’Malley told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media during UFC 292’s post-fight press conference (watch replay). “Just the way [Marlon Vera] acts — he’s so annoying. He’s not funny, and he tries to be. He’s so ugly and dresses like an idiot. It’s like, God, do I really have to give this guy an opportunity? I also wouldn’t mind knocking out your Gervonta Davis, and I know people are going to go, ‘Oh, you’re a wannabe Conor.’ I’m telling you, that fight is going to happen.

“I mean, I feel like it could happen sooner than later,” O’Malley continued. “But. I also know, like, okay, UFC is down to get behind stuff like that if it’s big enough. I mean, with that performance, we’re getting close, but maybe I have to go out there, win a couple more fights, win another belt. I don’t know if he’s even considered a big enough star for UFC to let that happen. But, it’ll happen.”

Davis (29-0) is coming off a seventh round knockout win over Ryan Garcia (watch highlights). The weirdest part? O’Malley admitted that he doesn’t even follow boxing, but knows who Davis is because he is undefeated.

“I don’t really follow boxing, but I’ve heard of Gervonta Davis and I think he’s undefeated,” O’Malley said. “I want to have crazy massive fights that s—t gets me excited. I love that stuff. And there’s no stars in the Bantamweight division. Gervonta, you could consider him almost a star, and that’s what gets me excited. Me vs. Gervonta? That would be fu—king massive. T Mobile arena? Or here ... f—k it.”

Sadly, it looks like “MMA vs. Boxing” isn’t going anywhere. In fact, former UFC Heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, is all set to step inside the squared circle against lineal Heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury, in two months.

Much to the chagrin of Dana White and Co.

For complete UFC 292 results, coverage and highlights, click HERE.

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