Manny Pacquiao Won’t Watch “Boring” Mayweather-McGregor Fight

Not everyone in the boxing world is a fan of the scheduled match-up between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. – and current WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is on that list. Pacquiao had his own run-in with Mayweather back in May of 2015, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to […]

Not everyone in the boxing world is a fan of the scheduled match-up between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. – and current WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is on that list. Pacquiao had his own run-in with Mayweather back in May of 2015, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to […]

Coach: There Are Openings In Mayweather’s Game

Word out of the Conor McGregor camp is that there are openings in undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s game, and the Irishman is looking to exploit them come fight night on August 26th. McGregor and Mayweather are set to throw down in the boxing ring from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on […]

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Word out of the Conor McGregor camp is that there are openings in undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s game, and the Irishman is looking to exploit them come fight night on August 26th.

McGregor and Mayweather are set to throw down in the boxing ring from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26, 2017, and most are giving the heavy-handed Irishman no chance against “Money.” “The Notorious One’s” longtime head coach John Kavanagh has heard the mockery McGregor has been receiving, and says it’s only adding fuel to the UFC lightweight champ’s fire.

Kavanagh was a guest on The MMA Hour yesterday (Mon. June 26, 2017) and stated that he and McGregor have proved the combat sports world wrong on multiple occasions before, and plan to do so again against Mayweather (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“We’ve always done best when everybody is just mocking the idea of an unknown Dublin guy saying he’s going to take on the whole UFC roster and win the belt,” Kavanagh said. “Those challenges seem to bind us even closer than we already are. I’m really seeing that spirit lit up in the team. It’s always there, but for whatever reason, because we’re being laughed at, because we’re being mocked, it’s making us even stronger.”

Mayweather has racked up a record of 49-0 throughout his illustrious boxing career, defeating all-time greats such as Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, Oscar De La Hoya, Zab Judah, and many more. Despite his spectacular career inside the ring, Kavanagh says that there are some holes in Mayweather’s game that they plan on capitalizing on:

“Obviously we’re talking about one of boxing’s all-time greatest,” Kavanagh said. “But there’s also some things that there’s openings. As [UFC president] Dana White has posted a few clips, nobody is perfect. Everybody can get it. We’re just looking to make those openings happen more often than they usually do.”

Heading into the fight, McGregor is representing the entire sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) in arguably the most high-profile fight off all time, and according to Kavanagh, that’s something the Irishman’s camp holds very proudly:

“We’re very proud to be carrying that torch,” Kavanagh said. “Like I said, the mood in the camp is one of ready to see a lot of jaws drop on the night.”

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John Kavanagh Says Conor McGregor Does Best When He’s Mocked

Conor McGregor achieves peak performance when the doubters creep in says coach John Kavanagh. On Aug. 26, McGregor will step inside the boxing ring for the first time against Floyd Mayweather. The “super fight” airs live on Showtime pay-per-view. Many are counting McGregor out due to his lack of boxing experience going against arguably the […]

Conor McGregor achieves peak performance when the doubters creep in says coach John Kavanagh. On Aug. 26, McGregor will step inside the boxing ring for the first time against Floyd Mayweather. The “super fight” airs live on Showtime pay-per-view. Many are counting McGregor out due to his lack of boxing experience going against arguably the […]

Conor McGregor Will KO Floyd Mayweather Inside 35 Seconds, Says Tyson Fury

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury believes Conor McGregor will take just 35 seconds to knock out Floyd Mayweather when the two men meet on August 26.
Mayweather is the big favourite to prevail when the pair go head-to-head in what pro…

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury believes Conor McGregor will take just 35 seconds to knock out Floyd Mayweather when the two men meet on August 26.

Mayweather is the big favourite to prevail when the pair go head-to-head in what promises to be an intriguing tussle. However, despite his unfamiliarity with the sweet science, Fury told iFL TV McGregor can get the job done quickly:

“I think McGregor will knock him out in the first 35 seconds, like he done to Jose Aldo” Fury said. “I think McGregor will do him inside one round. Come on McGregor!”

The boxer then said he was planning to call out Hulk Hogan in his next bout, suggesting his answers may well have been tongue in cheek.

      

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Freddie Roach: Conor McGregor Is Not That Good Of A Fighter

Legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach isn’t convinced that UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor is as good a fighter as he says he is. It was made official earlier this month that “The Notorious One” will be making his professional boxing debut against, arguably, the greatest to ever step into the squared circle – Floyd Mayweather […]

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Legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach isn’t convinced that UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor is as good a fighter as he says he is.

It was made official earlier this month that “The Notorious One” will be making his professional boxing debut against, arguably, the greatest to ever step into the squared circle – Floyd Mayweather Jr. The fight has been the biggest topic of discussion for almost a year in the combat sports world, and after a ton of hype from fans and media, UFC President Dana White worked out a deal with Mayweather and company to make the ‘dream fight’ a reality.

The bout will go down on August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on HBO pay-per-view (PPV). The boxing world has heavily criticized the fight since its announcement, calling it a joke and claiming it is a mockery of the sport.

Roach didn’t give his exact stance on the bout’s creation during his recent interview with FightHubTV, but explained why he doesn’t think “Mystic Mac” will make it past four rounds:

“He’s fun to watch, he’s a character, he’s – but again, he’s not that good of a fighter,” Roach said. “He’ll let his hands go and so forth, he’s a little wild, but as far as boxing wise – I mean, supposedly he went to Wildcard West and boxed with Chris Van Heerden. Van Heerden told me, he says (chuckles) “I killed him.”

“I mean, I wasn’t there so I don’t know. Chris Van Heerden is a tough kid and a good boxer, but I just don’t think he’s in that class of boxing – he’s (McGregor) putting himself at a very very high level. I think he’s more of a four round fighter at this point.”

When asked if he believes there are any boxers around today that he thinks McGregor would beat in the ring, Roach jokingly answered that he believes there are a few ‘stiffs’ the Irishman could probably get past:

“Yeah, I’m sure there’s some stiffs out there,” Roach joked. “I mean, we’ve dug ’em up before. Nobody of note though.”

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Mayweather’s Trainer: McGregor Sparring Footage Could Be Staged

Conor McGregor could be playing mind games with Floyd Mayweather ahead of their August 26th boxing bout, after footage leaked of the Irishman’s sparring session with Chris Van Heerden earlier this year – that’s according to Mayweather’s own trainer, Nate Jones. McGregor and Mayweather have been rumored to be fighting for nearly a year now, […]

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Conor McGregor could be playing mind games with Floyd Mayweather ahead of their August 26th boxing bout, after footage leaked of the Irishman’s sparring session with Chris Van Heerden earlier this year – that’s according to Mayweather’s own trainer, Nate Jones.

McGregor and Mayweather have been rumored to be fighting for nearly a year now, but only this month did UFC President Dana White and The Money Team (TMT) strike a deal to officially make the fight a reality. Now the two biggest figureheads in combat sports will be going face-to-face on August 26th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Recently, one of “Money’s” many trainers, Nate Jones, took to Submission Radio to comment on the mega-bout between Mayweather and McGregor, and touched on the sparring footage that leaked out of “Notorious” and boxer Chris van Heerden. Jones said that after he saw the footage he believes that it all could have been staged (quotes via MMA Mania):

“I think I’ve seen that sparring. First of all, like I said, I looked at it, but to me it looked (like) it’s a possibility it could be staged. We don’t fall for that, we prepare for anything. Please believe me, I looked at it and I came up with my opinion that it could have been for real but it could have been staged. I don’t know. His style is a different style from Floyd. I don’t want nobody messing with Floyd. He may be more difficult than Floyd’s gonna be for him. Styles make fights. He may give him a different look inside this ring when he’s sparring him than what Floyd’s gonna give him. We don’t take none of that light. That’s a different man. That man’s name does not start with Floyd Mayweather, so we’re not worried about that. We’re gonna train hard. ”

“I looked it and after a while I watched the whole entirety of it, but I know that it could be staged and that don’t mean anything. We’re not gonna take that lightly. That don’t mean nothing to us. I looked at it, but it don’t mean anything. We’re gonna train like never before. I don’t think Floyd looked at it cause he don’t do that. We’re not worried about that, we don’t worry about that. When you look bad, it don’t matter to us because they could be staged. He might get in the ring with somebody else and they could be staged, or it could be him. We’re just going to see what’s going to happen on August 26th when he’s lined up with the very best. We’ll see then.”

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