GGG’s coach gives his insight on how Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather

July 25, 2017 1:56 pm by Russell Ess
Conor McGregor

Many coming from the world of boxing are not giving UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor much, or any chance at all against undefeated boxing great, Floyd Mayweather.

Mike Tyson has stated that McGregor is going to get “killed” against Mayweather in the boxing ring. Boxing analyst Max Kellerman went as far as to say that “The Notorious” won’t land a single punch on Mayweather during the course of their mega-money match.

Gennady Golovkin Abel Sanchez

However, Abel Sanchez, longtime coach of another big time boxing star, Gennady Golovkin, told UFC.com that he believes there is one way McGregor can have his hand raised over Mayweather.

“The only chance he’s got is to move his hands and be faster than Floyd and first before Floyd and just touch him.”

Sanchez said that if he were to train McGregor for the Mayweather fight, he would implement a lot of sparring, not necessarily hard sparring, but getting a lot of time to gauge distance and throw a lot of punches.

They say (McGregor) is a big puncher, and if he waits for an opportunity to land a shot, he’s gonna get drilled by Floyd while waiting,” Sanchez said. “So what I would try to do is get him to understand that he’s got to work three minutes out of three minutes and move his hands. Obviously he’s got to be in great shape to do that, so that would be part of it, and that’s why I’d worry about having enough time to get to that point.”

Sanchez said that McGregor will not be throwing perfect punches like Floyd, but by throwing volume, he can add up the rounds.

Conor McGregor

“He has to make Floyd uncomfortable, and the only way he can make Floyd uncomfortable is to throw shots. He’s a bigger guy than Floyd, but if he’s waiting to land one on the chin, it may be all night. So he needs to hit him anywhere. Just piss him off and hopefully, while you’re moving your hands, he makes a mistake and you catch him.”

Sanchez added that McGregor has nothing to lose in the boxing ring against Mayweather. With the added confidence and self-belief of “The Notorious,” Sanchez concedes McGregor is always dangerous.

“Absolutely,” said the trainer of one of the biggest active names in boxing. “You’re talking about a guy whose bravado is as big as he is. He thinks he’s it, and that makes him very dangerous. The more rounds he goes, the better it is for Conor McGregor.”

Do you agree with GGG’s coach Abel Sanchez and his strategy on how Conor McGregor caan beat Floyd Mayweather? Let’s discuss this in the comment section!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/25/2017.


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