As the bout between undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor approaches, his striking Coach Owen Roddy is optimistic McGregor can replicate the intensity carried out in training on the day of the fight.
“Conor is killing it in sparring. He’s not getting touched. He can do as many rounds as we want because he’s doing so well. One thing I’ve noticed in camp is that week after week, he becomes twice the fighter he was. He continued…”I honestly believe no one has a better brain in combat sports than Conor.” Roddy said, speaking with ESPN.
McGregor recently posted on his instagram handle @thenotoriousmma after a sparring session “Another handy 12 rounds today – we are prepared to destroy Floyd. Pick whatever size gloves you want as well little man. I fight with 4oz. I don’t care about the size of the glove. I am coming sprinting at you with bricks. Know that, brittle hands.”
A reaction coming after Mayweather announced that he plans to use eight-ounce gloves for the upcoming bout.
Despite the intense anticipation, there are a few who are still clothed in skepticism with McGregor’s transition from MMA to professional Boxing. They consider the fight a circus.
“The Money Fight” will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on August 26, 2017.