New photos of Conor McGregor training for Floyd Mayweather

June 27, 2017 12:43 pm by Tom Taylor
Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor‘s training camp for his August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is now well underway. The UFC lightweight champ is currently undergoing a crash course on the sweet science in Ireland, and will soon relocate to Vegas, where he spend the duration of his camp.

Today, McGregor shared a number of photos from his latest training session to Twitter. The captions attached to these photos seem  seem to suggest that the Irish superstar is focusing on developing the very same elusiveness for which Mayweather has become famous.

Here are the pictures:

Though McGregor still has eight odd weeks to prepare, his coach John Kavanagh recently claimed the mixed martial artist could be ready to box Mayweather in a mere three.

“We have two more weeks in Ireland, then the guys will head to Las Vegas,” Kavanagh said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour (h/t MMAMania). “We’ll then have six weeks in Vegas before the fight, but I watched the session today and said we would be ready in three weeks.”

When we last saw McGregor in the Octagon, he authored an artful knockout of Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title. Given that he still owned the UFC featherweight title at that time, this made him the first fighter in promotional history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently. He is 21-3 as a pro mixed martial artist, and 0-0 as a pro boxer.

Mayweather, meanwhile, is a sparkling 49-0 as a pro boxer. After his last fight, a 2013 decision defeat of Andre Berto, the boxing legend elected to hang up the gloves. Yet this lucrative crossover fight with McGregor, which is supposed to see both men pocket more than $100 million, was apparently enough to pull him back to the ring.

How do you think Conor McGregor will do against Floyd Mayweather?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/27/2017.


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