Conor McGregor Is Currently Exclusively Training Boxing For Potential Fight With Floyd Mayweather
Despite not having a contract in place yet, Conor McGregor and his team are already preparing for a fight with Floyd Mayweather.
Accord to McGregor’s trainer. John Kavanagh, the UFC superstar is exclusively training boxing at the moment and believes the fight with Mayweather will happen later this year.
“In my mind, it’s on,” Kavanagh said. “That’s the mentality we’re in. Like you said, there’s a lot of fingers in the pie on this one. There’s different promotions, different organizations, different commissions that are involved, but as far as I’m concerned, I really believe it’s going to happen this year, and that’s the mindset I have.
“Let the people in the suits worry about the paperwork. We’re training for it.”
“Boxing is one of the 10 skills you need for mixed martial arts, but now we’re only doing boxing, so we can drop wrestling and jiu-jitsu and Thai boxing – we can just focus on the boxing,” Kavanagh said. “So, of course we’re getting ready to fight arguably one of the best defensive boxers of all time, but the training will become simplified because we only have to do boxing so, you know, it’s a new challenge I’m excited about.”
With all the buildup this fight better happen.
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