It’s still not clear if a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will happen any time soon, but the UFC star is training for it nonetheless.
McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, joined FOX Sports News 500’s “Bill and Boz” show in Australia on Wednesday to reveal that his client has been working on his boxing skills while “the people in the suits” work on a contract for the potential superfight. And despite the fact that there’s no deal finalized, Kavanagh said he and McGregor are expecting it to happen.
“In my mind, it’s on,” Kavanagh said, per TMZ Sports. “That’s the mentality we’re in. As far as I’m concerned, I really believe it’s gonna happen this year.”
Kavanagh seemed to take a dig at Mayweather, too, when he said training for boxing is different than mixed martial arts training because “it’s simpler, less skills involved.”
Mayweather announced in March he’s coming out of retirement solely to fight McGregor and that he wants it to happen in June. It seems they’re still nowhere near an agreement, but that hasn’t stopped both sides from taking verbal jabs at each other in the meantime.
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