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Why Jack McGann is Switching from MMA to Boxing


TheMacLife‘s Andrew McGann speaks to Jack McGann to get his take on why a switch from MMA to boxing makes sense for his career.

Jack “The Pilgrim” McGann is a lightweight MMA fighter that hails from the UK.  He’s had a fair professional MMA career with 11 wins and 5 losses.  Though a closer look at his record shows his last two bouts, both at Fight Nights Global (FNG), resulted in two consecutive losses.  That’s a slight trend to more frequent losses from an initially uninterrupted series of seven wins after his pro MMA debut in 2012.  You might think that  would signal a need for change, but in his own words McGann had this to say when asked about his likely transition to from the cage.
“I’m a fighter at heart,” McGann said. “Maybe I was meant to be a boxer and I’ve just had sixteen MMA fights and I should have been in the ring the whole time. I can’t tell, but MMA is what I’ve done since I was a kid. I’m not saying I’m done with it, but right now it’s boxing.”

For now, McGann remains confident his move will be a good one with an anticipated March ’18 debut in the ring.

“I’m going to be going in three quarters of the way up,” McGann said. “I would have like to have started on an eight rounder, but they won’t let me. I’m going to start on six and then I’m going to be fighting decent opponents and I’m going to move fast. Hopefully I make my debut in March.”

Keep your eyes peeled for this MMA turned Boxing professional as it’s anyone’s guess how he’ll fair.