UFC fighter Sean O’Malley has put the boxing world on notice as he boldly claimed he could take down Ryan Garcia or Gervonta Davis in a potential boxing match. O’Malley is one of the most identifiable and captivating athletes in the UFC thanks to his distinctive sense of style and rainbow hair.
After securing a controversial decision win over Petr Yan, O’Malley cemented his status as a top-ranked contender in the division. The Montana native has consecutively won four fights after his loss to Chito Vera and is eyeing a possible boxing matchup with two of the top contenders in the lower weight classes of different boxing promotions, Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia.
Sean O’Malley: UFC Star Eyes Boxing Future Against Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis, But Aljamain Sterling Comes First
O’Malley asserted in a recent interview with GQ Sports with confidence, “Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis, those are two guys I could see myself potentially boxing in 5-6 years. I truly believe I could beat one of those guys.”
Both Garcia and Davis are established boxers with impressive records. In addition to being a three-time world champion, Davis is one of the sport’s most lethal knockout artists. Garcia, on the other hand, is a rising star and a former WBC interim lightweight champion. O’Malley, though, is not one to back down from a challenge, and his assurance is contagious.
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Although O’Malley is currently concentrating on his UFC career and has a championship fight against Aljamain Sterling coming up, the idea of him fighting Garcia or Davis in a boxing match is intriguing. O’Malley’s unorthodox fighting style, flashy footwork, and pinpoint striking could make for an intriguing matchup against either boxer.
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But it’s not just his boxing aspirations that have fans excited. O’Malley’s upcoming fight against Sterling is highly anticipated, with the two engaging in a heated faceoff after Sterling’s win over Henry Cejudo. O’Malley is confident he can handle Sterling’s “weird techniques” and come out on top. “I believe I have the skill to get the job done. As far as a prediction… I’m gonna snipe this dude [Aljamain Sterling]…
“He’s very funky, he walks forward and throws some, you know, some weird sh*t, off-balance sh*t. And you know, I’m gonna be ready for that, and that’s where I’m gonna snipe him. I believe I have the tools to snipe him,” he added.
O’Malley’s cockiness and swagger have made him a fan favorite in the UFC, and the idea of him competing against Garcia and Davis in the boxing ring just heightens his allure. Suga Sean O’Malley indeed is a fighter to watch out for both in the UFC and the boxing world, regardless of whether he can back up these claims or not.