Freddie Roach Says It Would Take Him At Least Three Years To Prepare Conor McGregor For Mayweather

Over the past two months, Floyd Mayweather continues to put a lot of energy on his rumored Conor McGregor boxing match. A match that he believes will earn him tons of money if it comes to fruition in September, apparently that’s when the fight is expected to take place in Las Vegas.

In a recent interview with Inside MMA on AXS TV, boxing trainer Freddie Roach says he was approached by Mayweather last week. According to Roach, Mayweather tried to convince him to train McGregor for the fight, if it happens.

Roach said,

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.

In addition, Roach also dropped his thoughts on McGregor’s boxing credentials and doesn’t believe the Irish sensation has a fair chance against Mayweather in boxing. It would take him three year “at least” to get him ready for the fight.

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 an advantage. Mayweather would outbox him all day long. Conor McGregor seems like a tough guy and all that but being a tough guy doesn’t really help you in boxing…

But I do know that he’s trained at Wild Card West which is one of my gyms on the west side and he’s sparring with a couple of my professional fighters over there and I hear he’s not doing that well with my professionals.

For the full interview, we highly suggest watching the video embedded on this page. Stay tuned to Yell! Magazine for much more Conor McGregor updates to come.

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