Photos: UFC Star Conor McGregor Visits Boston Community.
Last Friday, I was assigned to shoot a community appearance with UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who is in Boston leading up to his featherweight bout against Dennis Siver at the TD Garden this weekend.
McGregor, a native of Dublin, Ireland, is a huge hit here in Boston, particularly within the city’s Irish communities. So, it was perfect that he appeared at Peter Welch’s Gym in South Boston to meet local boxers and kids and talk about his experiences as a UFC fighter. Here is a story published in the Boston Globe with a few photos of mine.
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know much about boxing or UFC, but I really enjoyed shooting this event. It was a pleasure interacting with such nice guests, as well as people like gym owner, Peter Welch, and Dropkick Murphys lead singer, Ken Casey (both pictured above). It promises to be an exciting fight, and I’m looking forward to working there as well!
I should also add that this was my first career assignment shooting for Getty Images. I’ve been editing for Getty at New England Patriots games all season, and I know that the company is filled with talented, great people, so I was thankful for the opportunity to contribute, both at NFL this year and here at the boxing gym.