Conor Mcgregor was spotted this Saturday night (Sat., Oct. 20, 2018) at TD Garden in Boston when he paid a visit to Irish boxing champion Katie Taylor.
Taylor has achieved an outstanding 11-0 record as a boxer including Saturday night’s decision victory over Cindy Serrano in Boston.Mcgregor showed up there to give words of encouragement to the WBA and IBF lightweight champion before the fight and to congratulate her after.
Img: Katie Taylor(left),Conor Mcgregor(right)
McGregor’s comments to Taylor, backstage, were pure class. After Taylor thanked him for coming, McGregor said:
“No, thank you. It is an honour to see you live. Big respect Katie, honestly.
“Big respect, honestly. But you were enjoying it; hand behind your back. If they are not enjoying it, then enjoy.
“But they should have given you a microphone [after you won]. You’re in your environment… but honestly, honestly, you put all of us to shame. You are a special talent.”
McGregor then told Taylor that he was looking to get a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov before posing for pictures and lavishing her with more praise. He declared:
“You’re a special, special talent. Filled with hard work – you can see it and big respect to you.
“You know my number Katie. Let me look after you! Come here, give me another hug…
“I’ll hit you up and I’ll see you soon… I’m delighted to come here and see you live. You’re unbelievable Katie.
“You deserve way more respect. Take your respect; demand it.
“That’s why I would have loved if they had given you the mic. Start taking on the division, and going at it. Because you have the ferociousness in you. You’re ruthless in there. I could see it in your eyes when you were in there.
“So just keep doing your thing. I have your back all the way. I’ll back you all the way; whatever you need.
“It is an honour for me to come and see you. You’re an Irish hero, and I mean that.”
One hopes Taylor gets the profile boost she deserves after her latest win, and her glowing endorsement from McGregor.
Video of Conor congratulating and praising Katie Taylor.…
The ‘Notorious One’ also posted on his instagram praising Katie Taylor.
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What an honour to watch our very own @katie_t86 live tonight in Boston! This lady epitomizes hard work, passion, drive, and laser like focus! A motivating inspiration! Congrats Katie and coach @rosstraining! Promoter Eddie Hearn and manager Brian Peters you both better be making sure our champion is looked after and guided fairly and correctly up that money tree as her activity is constant and consistent. This lady is an asset and should be treated as such. We are watching. Great work team Katie! #IrelandChampion