McGregor fight will happen, accept any offer to coach Conor : Mayweather to Roach Freddie Roach says Floyd Mayweather told him that the McGregor boxing match will happen, and that he should accept the coaching job if it is offered by Conor’s camp.
Boxing trainer Freddie Roach recently spoke about a possible coaching job for Conor McGregor’s rumored match against Floyd Mayweather. He earlier said he is willing to help, but not for the Mayweather bout as he believes the UFC champ will need at least 3 years of training before he can realistically compete against the boxing great.
Apparently Mayweather himself has reached out to Roach, saying that the bout will happen, and he shouldn’t decline any offer to train the MMA fighter.
“Mayweather did come by my gym last week and he asked me to take that job if it’s offered to me, because he told me the fight is going to happen and we’re going to make a lot of money,” Roach told Inside MMA.
“I told Mayweather, it would take me three years at least to get him ready to fight you,” he said. “I don’t think it’s really possible for a MMA fighter to fight a boxer. I don’t think it’s really fair. Mayweather would out box him all day long. I mean Conor McGregor seems like a tough guy and all that, but being a tough guy doesn’t really help you in boxing.”
“Mayweather is the best boxer in the world and he would not even lose a round against a guy with Conor’s experience,” said Roach. “He looks like an okay boxer. He’s a very good MMA fighter, but this is boxing. He’s kind of a beginner at boxing.”
While not too high about Conor’s chances, Freddie didn’t sound too opposed to coaching him anymore.
“If I could help him, I would definitely do that. I work 12 hours a day in the gym, I like to stay busy,” he said. “I think we could help him, and if he came and asked, I would love to help him.”
For what it’s worth, Roach also noted that when he spoke to Floyd about the bout, “there was no date mentioned at all.”