John Kavanagh Gives His Thoughts on Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Press Conferences
Head coach to Conor McGregor John Kavanagh as you may have noticed. Is not part of the entourage for the Mayweather vs McGregor World Tour. He is in fact over in Scotland, as another one of his fighters Gunnar Nelson. Prepares to headline the UFC Glasgow card against Santiago Ponzinibbio, live from the SSE Hydro Arena.
In Kavanagh’s words, he’s actually okay with not being on the tour. Outside of what we get to see on TV, there’s a lot of travelling around. Then just as you are getting settled, once again you are up, out of your hotel room and back on the plane. He’s quite content to have his routine, head to the gym. Then later in the evening, sit down and watch some of the shenanigans from the World Tour on Youtube.
He talks about the mental warfare that is taking place between the fighters. How Floyd is an old hand at this stage. And that he may in fact quite been joying the whole experience. But, like many pundits, he has scored the first couple of rounds 10-9 Floyd and 10-8 Conor. This interview was recorded before last nights press conference in New York City. So no idea how John thinks the third instalment went.
Gunnar in Glasgow
He chats about Gunnar’s fight, as well as Charlie Ward, who is looking to re-establish himself in the division. In Kavanagh’s eyes, Gunni should be facing a top ten fighter. But none of them answered the call when it came in. So he now faces a dangerous fighter in Poninibbio. And it’s a match-up, stylistically, that he is very interested to see how it exactly plays out.
With a victory here for Nelson, where does that place him in the rankings? With a win for Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather in boxing. What does that do for his career and legacy? A lot to think about as we move forward into another weekend of combat sports action.