CONOR McGREGOR promised Mike Tyson he will beat Floyd Mayweather in a rematch after receiving praise from the heavyweight legend.
McGregor lost his ring debut in ten rounds three years ago, as Mayweather retired with a perfect 50-0 record.
Conor McGregor promised Mike Tyson he will beat Floyd Mayweather in a rematch
Tyson praised McGregor for winning rounds against Mayweather
The 31-year-old Irishman neglected to bring in a boxing trainer before his defeat, though Tyson applauded the ring novice for winning some early rounds against the greatest of a generation.
He said: “Listen, he had never had a boxing match before in his life, right? He went 10 rounds with the greatest fighter in the last 100 years of boxing.
“He went 10 rounds, scored punches, on the greatest fighter in the last 100 years.”
But having reunited with his first ever boxing coaches at the Crumlin amateur club, 0-1 McGregor insisted he will become the first man to ever beat Mayweather if he gets a second crack.
He tweeted: “Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd.
“I promise my life on it.
“It is great to see you back Iron Mike.”
Tyson, like McGregor, appears to be eyeing a sensational boxing comeback aged 53, having revealed he wants to box in exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.
Similarly, 43-year-old Mayweather sparked rumours of another ring return last year after announcing online that he was “coming out of retirement in 2020”.
But the unbeaten American confirmed he will not lace up the gloves again to fight a recognised boxer, citing he has nothing left to prove.
Instead, he will eye a lucrative rematch with McGregor or box lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but wants £250m for each fight having insisted he is “not retired from business”.
Mayweather told FightHype: “If I see an opportunity where I can entertain and have a little fun and make six hundred million, why not?
“If I am going to do something, it’s got to be worth it. But there’s no number that’s worth me getting back in that ring and fighting these young fighters to get any type of wear and tear on my body.
“Am I going to fight any fighters as of right now? No, I’m retired. I’m retired from the sport of boxing.
“I’m training, having fun, and enjoying life. I don’t want for nothing. I’m not retired from business.
“When I beat Conor McGregor, they said, ‘That ain’t 50 fights’. But these guys are fighting and they are making a couple of dollars, they’re crazy.”
McGregor lost his boxing debut to Mayweather in 2017Credit: Getty
McGregor reunited with his first ever boxing coaches at the Crumlin amateur clubCredit: Instagram @thenotoriousmma
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk