Stevie McKenna nemesis willing to bet $100,000 Conor McGregor won’t stop You Tuber

Conor McGregor [0-1(1)] can’t box and hasn’t a hope of stopping Jake Paul in a boxing ring, claims WBC lightweight ‘interim’ title holder Ryan Garcia [20(17)-0].

The Instagram sensation and accomplished boxer, Garcia has voiced his opinion on talk of the UFC star and You tuber meeting in a boxing ring.

After dispatching with former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones exhibition last weekend, Paul called out the former Crumlin amateur.

If the fight did come to fruition Garcia, who has verbal sparred over some real sparring done with Monaghan prospect Stevie McKenna, predicts a close fight.

The Golden Boy fighter wasn’t impressed with McGregor’s boxing debut/exhibition against Floyd Mayweather and doesn’t think he’d damage the You Tube name.

“I understand that it was against Floyd Mayweather, but your punches didn’t even look good,” Garcia said when speaking to Joe.ie.

“When you were throwing them, they didn’t have no torque on them, they didn’t have no snap on them – they didn’t have anything on them.”

“He steps into the ring with anybody good, he’s not gonna win – he’s just not.

“With him and Jake Paul, if he brings the same fight he brought to Floyd against Jake Paul – that’s more competitive.”

The Californian, who fight Luke Campbell, the fighter that beat John Joe Nevin to Olympic gold in 2012 on February 1, continued by saying he’d $100,000 of his own money on McGregor not being able to knock Paul out.

“I promise you. I’ll put a hundred thousand dollars on him not knocking out Jake Paul – I’ll put a hundred thousand on it.

“You can mark it down right now.”

Jonny Stapleton

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