UFC STAR MOLLY MCCANN CAN BE BOXING HIT, SAYS LISA WHITESIDE AFTER SPARS

UFC STAR MOLLY MCCANN CAN BE BOXING HIT, SAYS LISA WHITESIDE AFTER SPARS

Lisa Whiteside believes UFC star Molly McCann would be a force to be reckoned with if she ever swapped mixed martial arts for boxing.

Whiteside and McCann have been long-time sparring partners and the pair shared rounds at the Rotunda ABC gym in Liverpool recently as they prepared for fight dates, that are just a week apart. 

McCann fights at UFC London on Saturday night while Whiteside makes her long-awaited return to the ring, in Newcastle on July 30. 

And Whiteside, the highly decorated former Great Britain amateur, says McCann would be a success in boxing if she ever chose to switch combat sports. 

“I’ve known Molly for years and we used to spar when she was an amateur,” Whiteside told Probellum.com. 

“She’s a really good boxer and she has already said that in the future she would look at turning to boxing.” 

Earlier this week, McCann reiterated her long-term goal is to move to professional boxing and dreams of sharing a card with Katie Taylor, in Ireland. 

“My boxing coach is Liam Smith’s coach, he’s Thomas Whittaker Hart’s coach, JJ Metcalf’s coach… I am in brilliant hands for that,” McCann said. 

And such a move, would have Whiteside’s full backing.   

“We have always liked each other and have always got on.  She’s a fit girl and I know I am always going to get good rounds in with Molly – although given she’s in UFC, you are always wary an elbow is going to be thrown in!” Whiteside joked. 

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