Boxing: Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach confirms Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout

Boxing: Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach confirms Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout

It seems the much talked about the rumor is soon to happen as Floyd Mayweather continues to hype his supposed boxing match with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGrgeor with boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach getting into the mix confirming that the “dream fight” is sure to take place.

On the latest edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV, Roach first denied that he has been offered the task of training McGregor for the fight and then he narrated that Mayweather came by his gym in Los Angeles and told him to take the job in training McGregor as they will get a lot of money out of the fight.

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“Well there’s a lot of rumors out there that I’m getting calls from Conor [McGregor] asking me to train him, but they’re not true. They have not called me yet. Mayweather did come by my gym last week and he asked me to take that job if it’s offered to me because he told me the fight is going to happen and we’re going to make a lot of money,” Roach said.

However, Roach insisted that it would take an ample time to train McGregor to fight Mayweather and he added that he would gladly train the feisty Irishman since he, aside from Manny Pacquiao, could take on Mayweather head on.

“It would take me three years at least to get him ready to fight. I don’t think it’s really possible for an MMA fighter to fight a boxer. I don’t think it’s really fair. Mayweather would out box him all day long. I mean Conor McGregor seems like a tough guy and all that, but being a tough guy doesn’t really help you in boxing. Mayweather is the best boxer in the world and he would not even lose a round against a guy with Conor’s experience. He looks like an okay boxer, he’s a very good MMA fighter, but this is boxing. He’s kind of a beginner at boxing,” Roach explained.

As the “dream fight” is gaining popularity with fight fans, Mayweather continues to fuel the fire by posting on social media a poster of the supposed fight via pay-per-view. And that the fight is supposed to take place on Sept. 17 of this year in Las Vegas.

Though the “dream fight” between Mayweather against McGregor are all rumors, making it happen will prove to be one of the biggest sports spectacles of the year.

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