Freddie Roach Talks Conor McGregor
Famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach blasts the UFC Champion Conor McGregor and says he’s a four-round fighter ahead of this Mayweather vs Mcgregor super fight. Not holding back he gives us his thoughts a man who has seen it all taking place inside the ropes. Here Roach tells us exactly what he thinks of the Irishman before he faces one of the pound for pound greats in Money Mayweather in a boxing pay per view fight for the ages.
“He’s fun to watch, he’s a character. But again, he’s not that good a fighter. He’ll let his hands go and so forth and he’s a little wild. But as far as boxing wise. Supposedly with the Wildcard, with Chris VanHeerden. And Van Heerden told me, I killed him. But, I wasn’t there so I don’t know. Chris Van Heerden, a tough kid, a good boxer. But I just don’t think that he’s in that class of boxing. I mean he’s put himself at a very very high level. I mean I think he’s more of a four-round fight at this point.”
Freddie Roach also referred to a comment by boxing champion Mikey Garcia said that if he were to fight him he’d train with the amateurs. Saying,
“Well, I think Mikey can get away with saying that because I think Mikey can kick his ass. So I agree.”
And when it comes to the question of how Conor can do in the sport overall. Do you think there’s any fighter that McGregor can beat, boxing wise? Roach replied:
“Yes, I’m sure there’s some stiffs out there. We’ve dug them up before. Nobody of note though!”
So some pretty harsh comments from Roach before this massive boxing fight which will see one of the biggest paydays in sports history. Whether the fight itself will live up to the hype created by both me is something else completely.