The upcoming welterweight battle between Ian Machado Garry (12-0) and Neil Magny (28-10) is a crucial decider for both fighters as one will progress further in the competitive division, and one will fall. It’s experience vs emerging talent; this Saturday night, we will find out if Machado Garry has what it takes to extend his winning streak and elevate further in the division.
Neil Magny is ready to put on a performance; due to the age difference between the two, Magny looks at himself as a father figure and is prepared to ‘whoop’ Machado Garry like a father. Magny believes Machado Garry is clouded with arrogance and looks forward to humbling him.
Neil Magny on fighting Ian Machado Garry
During the recent media day, Neil Magny shared his thoughts on the young undefeated Irish fighter and explained how he looks forward to beating him. “It’s not my first rodeo fighting a guy who’s undefeated, a younger opponent, whatever else,” Magny said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.
“You can name it, I’ve been there, done that kind of thing. So he should have all the confidence in the world. He should feel he’s going to go in there and have a great night. It’s up to me to go out there and literally show him, no, you made a huge mistake.
You got a lot of growing to do and put a beating on him. “There’s like different levels to *** whoopings that come about. There’s the whooping that you give somebody in high school or in grade school. … There’s the whooping you give your son now like to kind of teach him life a little bit.
Magny further said: Being a father, I’ve become quite accustomed to that kind of whooping now, and that’s what we’re looking forward to giving on Saturday. I know he’s out there, he’s very cocky, he’s feeling himself, everything else like that.
But every once in a while, as Dad, you got to step to him like, ‘Hey, hey, settle down, son. I got this. You’ve got some growing to do.’ I’m looking forward to going out there and doing just that”.