‘McGregor making progress in the ring’

If Conor McGregor's coach is anything to to go by, the Irishman will be more than ready for his boxing debut.

John Kavanagh, the head coach at McGregor's gym in Dublin, gave some insight into McGregor's progress in the boxing ring. 

"Without going into too much detail, just to throw a number at you: We're doing four times the amount of sparring for this camp than we would do for a regular MMA camp," Kavanagh told TheMacLife.com.

"That's a huge amount of extra rounds. And whatever other parts you get ready for a fight, whether it's boxing or MMA, without a doubt the most important part of that is sparring. That's the sport.

"So you can be doing movement drills and weight-lifting and running and all these different things that go with it, but No. 1 should be sparring as long as it's sensible. 

"To be able to do four times the amount of sparring, the progress we're seeing – after each sparring session we do video analysis – and the progress we're seeing from one session to the next, like everything Conor does.
"When Conor gets his mind to something, and he's scarily focused and to see him apply that. … I really feel we've come leaps and bounds in a short time, and we're only halfway through this camp. We've got another cycle to go through when we get to Vegas, and I look forward to seeing another leap forward."

While this is all dandy, nothing McGregor does in the training ring will fully prepare him for the class that is Floyd Mayweather Jr. We can only hope McGregor learns enough to put on a show.