The sparring partner of Conor McGregor and Showtime Boxing Analyst Paulie Malignaggi joins the Dan Patrick show. And provides some insight into the UFC star’s preparation for his fight against Floyd Mayweather in August. He also talks a little about him and Conor going at in during their sparring session and how he expects more of the same in the next one.
Paulie says that Conor is coming along and that he is working hard every day. He says that the fight will not look like your typical boxing match, like the Mikey Garcia vs Adrian Broner fight which just took place. McGregor is going to be awkward, he’s going to be creative as far as what he wants to do and how he’s going to do it.
Paulie is asked about his original comment that Mayweather would win the fight by a landslide. He talks about how serious Conor is and that he is giving it everything every day. Although you would still have to favour Floyd. It’s an uphill struggle for McGregor in his first professional boxing fight.
How Much Does Conor McGregor Want To Win?
Malignaggi talks about how much McGregor wants the win and how monumental it would be! His game face is for real as Paulie puts it.
“Small issues to turn into bigger issues..”
And does Conor McGregor have an advantage in any part of the fight in Paulie’s mind? He talks about his different style and how it may give Mayweather some problems. You bring a guy off the street who has never boxed and he may cause some problems. And it’s that awkwardness that Conor has to use against that Mayweather defence, that style.
Because Conor has been a fighter for most of his life. He knows and understands certain concepts, even if they are not boxing. And if you take those concepts into the right situation and use those concepts to get the timing correct. There could be some small issues early on. And that’s all McGregor needs is for small issues to turn into bigger issues if used correctly.