Conor McGregor was set to take on impressionist Al Foran in a charity wheelchair boxing match on the 11th of September at the Clayton Hotel Galway in Ireland. The Irishman has been recovering from an ankle surgery which he underwent after his broken foot against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. It is not even a month since the event concluded.
Yesterday, it was reported that Conor McGregor would take on Foran in a wheelchair boxing match. But, the latest development is that McGregor needs more time to recover and hence the match might take place at a later date. The news was first reported by Marc Raimondi of ESPN, later confirmed by ‘The Notorious’ himself.
“Have some cool things planned for the event” – Conor McGregor on his wheelchair boxing match
Raimondi’s tweet read, “Conor McGregor will not be competing in a wheelchair boxing match for charity in September despite recent reports, his spokesperson Karen Kessler told ESPN. He is still healing from the broken leg he suffered at UFC 264.“
He further tweeted, “However, McGregor does support the Irish Wheelchair Association and intends to get more involved with it after his recovery is completed, Kessler said. She added: “Those that want to express their support don’t need to give to a gofundme effort.”
The last time McGregor was took part in a boxing match, was 2017. He took on boxing great Floyd Mayweather that August and suffered a round 10 TKO loss to the American. Since then, he hasn’t boxed professionally although he hinted at a fight against another boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
Al Foran was quite happy with the postponement, since he felt that it would give him more time to prepare for the contest. Taking to Twitter he wrote, “So we’re back on again for a later date at the end of the year, gives me time to try and become an elite fighter in a few months, shouldn’t be an issue…..Let’s do this @TheNotoriousMMA.”
Who do you think will win this fight?