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Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: Paulie Malignaggi insists MMA star can trouble boxing great after sparring with him

 

Two-weight world champ and pundit has had first-hand experience of Irishman and backed his skills in the ring

The former two-weight world champion and pundit knows a thing or two about the sweet science.

Paulie Malignaggi left) has been sparring with Conor McGregor

Paulie Malignaggi (left) has been sparring with Conor McGregor

The American has won world titles at welterweight and light-welterweight

The American has won world titles at welterweight and light-welterweight

So Floyd Mayweather should sit up and take notice when the Brooklyn brawler warns him McGregor is shaping up for their Las Vegas showdown.

Malignaggi told NYFights.com: “Eight rounds, good work.

“I can’t disclose too much but McGregor is no dummy.

“There’s a method to his madness. He has an idea of what he wants to do and how he wants to do it, he’s not clueless.

“He’s not your conventional boxer by any means but he’s capable and his power is good.

“Whether that can be effective is up to him, but he’s no dummy.”

Malignaggi was beaten by Brit Sam Eggington in March

Malignaggi was beaten by Brit Sam Eggington in March

Conor McGregor has some experience as an amateur boxer

Conor McGregor has some experience as an amateur boxer

Malignaggi, 36, was also impressed to experience one of McGregor’s undoubted strengths up close.

He added in a tweet: “I have to say the banter and trash talking made it fun.”

But Anthony Joshua believes McGregor has crossed a line with his jibes during the media blitz to promote the fight.

Malignaggi says McGregor has power and enough nous to use it

Malignaggi says McGregor has power and enough nous to use it

Many commentators believe Mayweather will be far to skilled for McGregor

Many commentators believe Mayweather will be far to skilled for McGregor

Anthony Joshua believes McGregor went too far in his insults

Anthony Joshua believes McGregor went too far in his insults

Heavyweight champ AJ is firmly on team Mayweather

Heavyweight champ AJ is firmly on team Mayweather

Speaking at the Mayweather gym in Las Vegas, AJ said, “I’m Mayweather, I’m a fan of the TMT camp.

“You can’t talk s*** to a champion like that. Mayweather has done it from the amateurs, people forget he’s done it from like ground zero.

Conor McGregor is the self-proclaimed king of sports, entertainment and possibly boxing – we will see

“Let’s not forget, everyone only remembers Mayweather for his last 10 fights, he’s had it hard.

“But it’s entertainment isn’t it and he knows how to sell a fight.

“But you can’t f*** with Mayweather, he’s done it – done it from the ground up.”

 

 

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/4073868/conor-mcgregor-vs-floyd-mayweather-paulie-malignaggi/

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