Coach Discusses Conor McGregor’s Training For Floyd Mayweather, Star’s Doing “Four Times” as Much Sparring
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor continues to prepare for his August 26th, boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather, and the UFC champ’s coach is reporting the star is doing much more sparring than normal.
McGregor’s longtime coach, John Kavanagh, was recently interview by MacLife Productions. While discussing McGregor’s camp for the Mayweather bout, and how it’s different than training for a MMA fight, Kavanagh stated this (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“Without going into too much detail – just to throw a number at you – we’re doing four times the amount of sparring for this camp than we would do for a regular MMA camp,” Kavanagh said.
“That’s a huge amount of extra rounds. Whatever other parts you get ready for a fight whether it’s boxing or MMA, without doubt the most important part of that is sparring. That’s the sport. So you can be doing movement drills and weight lifting and running and all of these different things that go with it but number one should be sparring, as long as it’s sensible.”
Mayweather will be looking to extend his pro-record to 50-0 when he fights McGregor, while the latter will be making his pro-boxing debut. Mayweather – McGregor will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.