Freddie Roach says Conor McGregor didn’t fair well against pro boxers in sparring

People have become enamored with the speculation about a potential matchup between boxing star Floyd Mayweather and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.

Despite the fact that there is very little chance the bout would ever take place, people are interested, so news outlets are reporting on it.

One thing that could help people put an end to the speculation is recent comments from legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach.

According to Roach, McGregor has been sparring with professional boxers and it hasn’t been going well.

“As I told Mayweather, I said, ‘it would take me three years at least to get him ready to fight you.’ I don’t really think it’s possible for an MMA fighter to fight a boxer and I don’t even really think it’s fair. Depends on what rules you fight under, one person has too big of an advantage. Mayweather would outbox him all day long. Conor McGregor seems like a tough guy and all that but being a tough guy doesn’t really help you in boxing,” Roach said, via

“But I do know that he’s trained at Wild Card West which is one of my gyms on the west side and he’s sparring with a couple of my professional fighters over there and I hear he’s not doing that well with my professionals.”

Can this be the end of all of the Mayweather-McGregor talk? Let’s just focus on getting the UFC champ back in the Octagon.

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