The fight world has been abuzz with the news and rumours that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather could be facing off inside the ring at some point.
The UFC superstar vs the undefeated boxing legend - what could go wrong with that?
Well, it seems like there are a lot of things that could go wrong, including the fact that the UFC star - McGregor - isn't actually that good at boxing, which is how the two would be fighting. This is according to top boxing trainer Freddie Roach.
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Speaking to Inside MMA on AXS TV, Roach revealed that he had been asked to start training McGregor, with Money Mayweather making the call to Roach himself in order to make McGregor as good as possible. Unfortunately, Roach said that would take years.
"As I told Mayweather, I said, ‘it would take me three years at least to get him ready to fight you.' I don't really think it's possible for an MMA fighter to fight a boxer and I don't even really think it's fair," he said.
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"Depends on what rules you fight under, one person has too big of an advantage. Mayweather would outbox him all day long. Conor McGregor seems like a tough guy and all that but being a tough guy doesn't really help you in boxing."
As we have all seen from video footage, The Notorious One has been doing some boxing work as part of his training. However, according to Roach, it hasn't been going too well.
"But I do know that [McGregor] has trained at Wild Card West which is one of my gyms on the west side and he's sparring with a couple of my professional fighters over there and I hear he's not doing that well with my professionals."
This is the big thing with a fight between McGregor and Mayweather. Unless it is changed from purely boxing rules, it is going to be ridiculously unfair to the Irishman.
And that is what could hurt this fight massively. As soon as it becomes obvious that McGregor is just too slow to catch Floyd, the spectacle will be over and people will turn off as it develops into nothing more than just another boring Mayweather fight.
The boxer won't mind that too much, though, seeing as he will probably make £100m+ from it at the bare minimum.
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