The countdown is now underway for the highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match on August 26th, where Mayweather will look to extend his undefeated record to 50-0 as he looks to dispatch of the UFC lightweight champion. On the flip side however, McGregor will look to pick up his first professional boxing win as he looks to shock the world with a major upset over Mayweather.
Ahead of the fight, training camp is officially underway for the two men, with footage of McGregor’s training beginning to surface online featuring his movement coach Ido Portal, who has come up with some rather interesting drills to help McGregor work on his precision, as seen in a training video earlier this week.
In addition, earlier this week, footage of Mayweather’s training surfaced, showing the champion shadowboxing and strengthening his core. Now however, footage of Mayweather sparring for his fight with McGregor has surfaced courtesy of TMZ. While the footage isn’t the clearest, it’s the first footage of Mayweather sparring for the fight after it was predicted by Mayweather’s coach that the champ will defeat McGregor within 3 rounds.
With that being said however, Conor McGregor’a coach Owen Roddy has gone on record to reveal that he believes McGregor will be able to shock the world and hand Mayweather his first professional loss. With that being said, as the saying goes, ‘styles make fights’ and with McGregor being a heavy handed southpaw, and Mayweather struggling with southpaws, the question going into this fight is whether or not McGregor will be able to predict Mayweather’s movements we enough to land a clean left hand shot. In addition, fight fans question whether or not McGregor’s cardio will be able to keep him in the fight in the later rounds should both men make it to the later rounds.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on 6/22/2017.