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George Foreman wants Conor McGregor to focus on boxing

George Foreman has suggested that Conor McGregor should focus solely on boxing.

The boxing great has tipped the UFC fighter to make the move to the ring on a permanent basis as he feels that The Notorious is better suited to boxing than MMA with his punching ability.

Foreman said: "It’s hard for McGregor to accept it but he’s a better puncher than he is in MMA. I’d rather see him in boxing matches now."

McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather in a boxing clash in 2017 but Foreman has tipped the Irish fighter to beat Manny Pacquiao should they meet in the ring.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I think if he has a fight with Pacquiao he can actually beat him – good rules, over ten rounds, McGregor can beat him.

"He’s already adjusted to boxing, he’s not going to do good in MMA anymore.

"Pacquiao is very good as a matter of fact, but McGregor can beat him in a boxing match."

McGregor lost his most recent UFC clash with Dustin Poirier but the sport's boss Dana White expects that the pair will meet in a trilogy clash this summer.

He said: "They both want it.

"So when you’ve got two guys who want the trilogy as bad as those two do, we try to make it happen. It’ll happen this summer."

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