As the world waits to see how the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor plays out on August 26, many are taking a look at their training videos to make early predictions.
One video, in particular, puts Mayweather and McGregor side-by-side and compares the two fighters training. Mayweather is seen looking very quick and precise as he hits a double end bag while McGregor looks slower as he hits a much bigger, heavier, specialty bag. People have been comparing the two and are quick to assume that McGregor will have no chance when the two are in the boxing ring together.
Mayweather and McGregor training videos from today side by side. 😂 pic.twitter.com/cAJDPy9Dwn
— BlackSportsOnline (@BSO) June 29, 2017
While on the world tour press conference, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said that he feels McGregor was trolling everyone in his training video.
“Conor McGregor is a smart dude,” Ellerbe said. “He’s a smart dude. Do y’all actually believe that footage he put out there is real? I’m just being honest. Do you honestly believe that he put that footage out there and it’s real looking the way it looked? C’mon now.
“Guess what? He tricked all y’all. Every last one of you. That he looked slow on the bag, he’s doing this and doing that. Y’all can fall for it. We’re not.”
Ellerbe went on to claim how the timing of “The Notorious” is one of his greatest assets.
“I see a guy who’s got tremendous timing,” Ellerbe said. “Tremendous timing. How he’s coming over the top of guys’ jabs and when he touches them and turns it over, and then he’s doing damage. I mean, real damage. If he ain’t knocking him out, they’re falling down. And then they be messed up.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/17/2017.