Conor McGregor has no previous experience in professional boxing… but that doesn’t seem to matter nowadays.
The UFC lightweight champion is already creating a training agenda, according to his head coach, in preparation for a fight against one of the best boxers: Floyd Mayweather.
Although the fight has yet to become official and no date has been set, Mayweather is shifting his training regimen to soley focus on the super bout.
“In my mind, it’s on,” John Kavanagh told FOX Sports in Australia of McGregor vs. Mayweather. “That’s the mentality we’re in. Like you said, there’s a lot of fingers in the pie on this one. There’s different promotions, different organizations, different commissions that are involved but as far as I’m concerned, I really believe it’s going to happen this year. That’s the mindset I have.
“Let the people in the suits worry about the paperwork. We’re training for it.”
McGregor hasn’t been shy about voicing that he’ll beat Mayweather in the ring and shock the world. The Irishman previously said, "Nobody in this boxing game knows what’s coming. Twenty-eight years of age, confident as a motherf—-r, long, rangy, dangerous with every hand. I’m going to stop Floyd and you’re all going to eat your words.”
Kavanagh believes McGregor will continue to improve because "boxing is one of the 10 skills you need for mixed martial arts." He said the training is "simpler" but not easier.
"Now we’re only doing boxing so we can drop wrestling and jiu-jitsu and Thai boxing, we can just focus on the boxing,” he said.
Kavanagh added that the weight being thrown around is 147 lbs.
The super fight is most likely to happen in September in Las Vegas, according to FOX Sports.