Conor McGregor competed in an exhibition boxing match at his old boxing club, Crumlin Boxing Club, on Friday, fighting Michael McGrane to a draw.
Irish outlet SportsJoe.ie reported that McGregor contested an exhibition bout against McGrane to close out Crumlin BC’s 27th annual Easter weekend showcase. Crumlin Boxing Club put on an event every year, ‘The Good Friday Boxing Show’, to raise funds for the facility and for its athletes.
McGregor’s inclusion on the night was not advertised, with McGrane’s opponent being billed as “A. Another” ahead of the contest.
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Videos circulated on Friday of McGregor receiving a hero’s welcome as he took to the ring.
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Further footage showed McGregor and McGrane landing shots on each other.
Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA returning to boxing in a match at Crumlin Boxing Club tonight. pic.twitter.com/yK1Csde8QY— Conor McGregor News (@ConormcGregor5) April 19, 2019
More footage from Tonight pic.twitter.com/h5g2K1Ci4o— Conor McGregor News (@ConormcGregor5) April 19, 2019
Eat That pic.twitter.com/pXwOFWXJNy— Conor McGregor News (@ConormcGregor5) April 20, 2019
When all was said and done, both men had their hands raised, with the contest ending in a draw.
Two days before the showcase, McGregor showed up at the Dublin boxing club for a training session. He did pad rounds and some light spars and took pictures with club members.
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