In just a little less than a week, the UFC Lightweight Champion in Conor McGregor is facing boxing great Floyd Mayweather in a super fight.
Freddie Roach is one of the greatest minds in all of boxing and he believes the UFC Lightweight Champion is way over his head for taking the super fight.
“It’s gonna be a difficult transition, obviously, because he’s used to fighting in... U... eh, MMA rules and now he’s going to the boxing rules. And he’s gonna be, I think it’s gonna be really uncomfortable for him and maybe difficult for him. But... and he’s going against one of the best boxers of all time. I mean, he’s, look at his record. You can’t deny that he’s one of the best boxers of all time. And he, um... I think he’s in over his head. But he’ll try hard, though. He looks like he’s very brave, and he looks like he trains hard, at least for this fight. And um, you know, we’ll see what happens. I mean, he’s, you know, it’s a combat sport, it’s what we’re in, and Mayweather knows how to fight and he’s a great boxer. And, um... I can’t see the other guy... I can’t see Mayweather losing. But that’s just my opinion at this point,” Roach said to Villainfy Media.
Roach has also worked in the past with Paulie Malignaggi, who has been feuding with McGregor ever since the infamous photo was released a short time back.
The boxing trainer has also seen the video clips of the sparring session as well and he isn’t in awe of what he saw.
“Pushed him over. It looked like a knockdown push or whatever. It looked, from the second footage, I couldn’t tell. I just can’t say, you know, I’m not in awe of it (laughs.),” says Roach.
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.