Conor McGregor’s coach claims UFC star is in the best shape of his life ahead of facing Floyd Mayweather


John Kavanagh full of praise for UFC lightweight champ’s ‘unparalleled work ethic’ in build-up to Las Vegas super-fight

Conor McGregor has been putting the work in at the gym

Coach John Kavanagh reckons Conor McGregor is in the best shape of his life ahead of facing Floyd Mayweather.

Irishman McGregor will pull on his boxing gloves for his first pro fight against the former pound-for-pound king at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.

And Kavanagh, who has nurtured The Notorious throughout his illustrious MMA career, is confident his man has all the physical attributes to cause a huge upset.

He tweeted: “I’ve been with Conor a while. This is the best physical condition I’ve ever seen him in. Unparalleled work ethic.”

McGregor is leaving no stone unturned

McGrregor with coach John Kavanagh

The Irishman is already in peak condition

Novice boxer McGregor, 29, is a huge underdog going into the money-spinning mega-fight with Mayweather in Sin City.

But he firmly believes 40-year-old Money will not be celebrating a record 50th victory in front of a 20,000-capacity crowd.

Judging by the photos and videos McGregor has posted on social media during the build-up to the clash, the UFC lightweight title-holder is leaving no stone unturned ahead of the big fight.

Paulie Malignaggi has been recruited for sparring and McGregor has impressed the retired two-weight world champion with his punching power and accuracy.

McGregor believes he can do the unthinkable and defeat Floyd Mayweather

McGregor has been sparring Paulie Malignaggi

Malignaggi, 36, said: “Do you want to know if he hits hard? Yeah, I mean, he’s not a weak puncher. I’ll say that.

“Listen, if Conor hits you, you’re going to feel it. He’s a grown man.

“More than anything he’s accurate and I think that’s what plays into the success he has with his punches.”

McGregor has also enlisted Hall of Fame retired referee Joe Cortez to teach him the rules and regulations of the sweet science.

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

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