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Morning Report: Freddie Roach says Conor McGregor has not done well in training against professional boxers, would love to help him

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Legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach says Conor Mcgregor has not done well boxing professional boxers in his gyms, would love to help him prepare for possible Mayweather bout.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is really trying to make that fight with Conor McGregor happen.

For weeks now the MMA world has been held hostage by discussions about McGregor moving over to boxing to challenge the undefeated (and retired) Mayweather. The story has mostly been driven by rumors from the fighters themselves but now Mayweather appears to be reaching out to an old foe to help make the fight a reality. Last week Freddie Roach, fabled boxing trainer of Mayweather nemesis Manny Pacquiao, told Inside MMA on AXS TV that Mayweather approached him to convince him to train McGregor for the fight.

“There are a lot of rumors out there that I’m getting calls from Conor, asking me to train him; they’re not true. He has not called me yet but Mayweather did come by my gym last week and he asked me to take that job if it’s offered to me. He told me the fight is gonna happen and we’re gonna make a lot of money.”

Roach has been in the rumor mill about his potential involvement with a McGregor-Mayweather boxing match but had seemingly not given the idea much credence, possibly because he is of the same belief that many boxers and MMA fighters have: Conor McGregor stands no chance in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.

“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 ….View full article

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