Midway through the preparation of Conor McGregor for his showdown with Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26, the head coach of the UFC lightweight champion is thrilled with how the training camp has progressed.
John Kavanagh, head coach of SBG Ireland, said the evolution of McGregor has been nice to see up close. With another six weeks still before Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) makes his boxing pro debut against undefeated Mayweather (49-0 boxing) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Kavanagh likes Your fighter’s chances as much as ever.
Why? Because, according to Kavanagh’s recent interview with TheMacLife.com, McGregor is doing more sparring than ever, and the simulation of being in the ring has done wonders for “The Notorious.”
“Without going into too much detail, just to pitch a number to you: We are doing four times the amount of sparring for this camp we would make for a regular MMA camp,” said Kavanagh. “That’s a huge amount of extra rounds, and any other part that’s getting ready for a fight, whether it’s boxing or MMA, certainly the most important part of that is sparring.That’s the sport.
“So you can do movement and weightlifting and running exercises and all these different things that go with it, but No. 1 should be sparring as long as it is reasonable.To be able to do four times the amount of sparring, progress Which we are seeing – after each sparring session we do video analysis – and the progress we are seeing from one session to another, like everything that Conor does.When Conor gets his mind to something, and he is angry angrily and see him apply I really feel like we’ve leapt out in a short time, and we’re halfway to this camp. We have another cycle to go when we get to Las Vegas, and I expect to see another leap forward. ”
Although the focus for fighting in the MMA fields has and continues to evolve as the sport flourishes, the plan for proper preparation in boxing has been largely established due to its extensive history. Instead of joining a mega-camp with multiple high-level fighters, boxers usually build camps around their own needs.
The most successful MMA fighters, such as Conor McGregor, have generated the financial means to adopt a single athlete approach. It is not surprising that Kavanagh has said that this is taken to Mayweather’s camp. One thing that is also useful for Kavanagh, he said, is the fact that he only has to train McGregor for a fighting discipline.
“It’s simpler because there are fewer skills involved rather than getting ready for mixed martial arts,” Kavanagh said. “Boxing is an element. Now, of course, for boxing in MMA we do not get as detailed on him as boxing for boxing.”
No matter how many Conor McGregor spars rounds or how much progresses seemingly in the gym, what you will experience in the fight night with Mayweather will surely be unlike anything you encounter. Kavanagh is not worried about the magnitude of the moment of reaching McGregor, however, because along with the physical preparation for the fight, he said that McGregor’s mental preparation is right where he wants him to be.
“We’ve basically done about 44 fight nights before the fight night,” Kavanagh said. “So the 45th time we leave, it will seem very normal, it will not be something that will surprise us with a low guard.” To do a camp with Conor now at this stage, largely because of no financial restrictions, is a joy. ”
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