Conor McGregor has shared footage from a meeting between him and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn after striking a sponsorship deal.
The former dual-weight champion’s Forged Irish Stout will help fund Katie Taylor’s first-ever professional fight in Ireland when she takes on Chantelle Cameron this weekend.
Taylor has the chance to become the undisputed light-welterweight champion at 3Arena where McGregor fought Diego Brandao in 2014 during his rise to prominence.
Soon after it was announced McGregor’s beer will be sponsoring Matchroom Boxing’s latest show, the Irishman released a video from his February meeting with Hearn.
“Katie in Ireland, an Irish fight on the big stage,” McGregor said to the camera after excitedly greeting Hearn at his Black Forged Inn pub.
“Eddie has been doing big things in the boxing realm for years, he’s been looking after Katie and supporting her – giving her big shows all over the world – and now he’s coming back and giving her a show in Ireland.
“So, of course, I appreciate that and respect that. I wanna come on board and support Katie. Support Eddie, who is doing a great job with her.
“Here we are! A homecoming for our champion.”
Hearn reposted the video and also shared a statement on social media officially reacting to his company linking up with MMA’s biggest star.
It read: “I’m delighted to welcome Conor McGregor and his Forged Irish Stout to this iconic Irish event on Saturday.
“When I met Conor in Dublin he was so passionate about bringing Katie home and also about the quality of the Forged Irish Stout product.
“Having tasted a pint on the premises I can see why, and myself and the team look forward to visiting The Black Forged Inn ahead of a huge night for Irish sport.”
After recently travelling to Las Vegas to watch Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia and Denver to take in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s recent event, McGregor is expected to be in Dublin to support his compatriot this weekend.
The 34-year-old will soon settle in Ireland to prepare for his highly anticipated comeback fight against Michael Chandler after almost two years out of action due to injury.
It’s currently unclear when, where, or at what weight McGregor’s return bout will take place but it is expected to happen in 2023.
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