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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Boxing Fight : Secret behind McGregor sparring photo revealed.

PAULIE Malignaggi has revealed the real story behind the viral photograph of him laying on the canvas in front of Conor McGregor during their hotly-debated sparring session in Las Vegas.

The photograph (above) was published on Twitter by McGregor photographer Dave Fogarty on August 4 with a caption “there (sic) no conspiracy, there (sic) no photoshop just pure unadulterated power”.

Malignaggi has furiously denied he was ever knocked down by the UFC star during the 12-round session, insisting he was pushed down in the moment captured by Fogarty.

McGregor hasn’t specifically addressed the situation — a move Malignaggi believes is aimed at maintaining the mystique around his boxing ability.

But in a lengthy discussion of his experience in the Irishman’s camp, Malignaggi put everything on the table.

“The funny thing about the pushdown round was this … it was during one of his worst moments,” Malignaggi told the MMA Hour. “He pushed me down on the floor to try and catch a break. The instant I went down I got up and I remember I continued the trash talk and said ‘what’s up, buddy? you need a break?’

“I started taking it to him right after. I said ‘there’s no breaks here, you don’t get no break’ and started hitting him with more body shots and said ‘take those, they don’t feel good’. And I heard him start to whimper … and said ‘take those, eat those, get used to those’.”

Malignaggi quit the camp after the image was leaked following the session — the second time he sparred with McGregor as the two-division UFC champion prepares for his boxing debut against all-time great Floyd Mayweather.

The retired pugilist, who won world titles in two weight divisions during a career in which he fought the best fighters of his era, labelled McGregor a “scumbag” and a “bitch”, his team a bunch of “cheerleaders” and the accommodation he was provided with while he stayed in Las Vegas a “crackhouse”.

Malignaggi’s analysis of the 12 rounds was McGregor started and finished strongly but he was able to dominate in the middle rounds.

“He caught a nice one (beating) for five rounds,” Malignaggi said.

“After seven, which was one of his worst rounds, he tells me ‘7-0 me’. I remember walking back to my corner yelling back to him, ‘whatever school you went to they didn’t teach you how to count’.”

Malignaggi was also bemused by the presence of UFC president Dana White and McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, at the spar, believing they were invited because “The Notorious” expected to dominate. But as Malignaggi’s confidence grew in the middle rounds, he made sure White was aware of what was happening.

“I was feeling so good I started yelling at Dana White … ‘this is the bitch you brought me here? 24 hours ago I was on a flight!’ …

“I knew that Conor heard me across the ring. Dana didn’t acknowledge it with any kind of emotion, he didn’t say anything, but he was looking at me when I was saying it.”

In his only public comments on the controversy, McGregor told Showtime’s All Access: “He (Malignaggi) stayed in there, you’ve got to respect him for that. But that was it. He came, he got his ass whooped and that was it.”

 

But Malignaggi painted a much different picture of the action and said he regrets offering his services in the first place.

“I land in Vegas and they tell me, ‘you’re going 12 (rounds) tomorrow’,” Malignaggi said.

“Now, for people who aren’t familiar with a training camp, no one is ever expected to do 12 straight (rounds). The fighter in camp does 12 straight, but when the fighter in camp does 12 straight, he alternates (sparring partners).

“Doing it like that you’re gaining two things — you have the sparring partners all at their best and, like I said, (the fighter in camp) gets uncomfortable — you have to be comfortable getting uncomfortable at times.

“By the time you get to the third (sparring partner), you’re tiring, you’re uncomfortable. And the (sparring partner) is fresh, he’s looking to beat the crap out of you, you know?”

“He hung tough the first five rounds,” the veteran boxer added. “He came out sharper, with more of a purpose (than their first sparring session). He hung tough for the first rounds, he even landed a couple of good shots, but I was starting to take over.

“My work was more consistent. My style was more consistent. My counter punching was sharper. My jab was sharper. There was just more consistency on my part …

“I’ve done this for 20 years of my life, so from one sparring session to another to another, the rate at which I progress is a lot faster because the muscle memory comes back. The reaction and timing starts to come back at a faster and faster rate.

“Even if he got better from the first sparring, I got way better from the first sparring. And on the third and fourth one, I would’ve got better and better. By the end of camp, this guy would’ve understood after two sparring (sessions), that his ass was going to get beat for the rest of camp.

“From about six rounds on, he became very hittable. So much more hittable that I was putting more weight on my shots and sitting down more on my shots, and of course, the body shots started to affect him more and more.

“Of course, I’m talking the whole time, because the first time he made sure to talk the whole time. Now I’m talking more and more and I’m letting him know, ‘you can’t hang, these body shots feel good, right?’

“In MMA the body shots aren’t the same as in boxing in that there is consistency to body shots in boxing. There is a debilitating breakdown from the body shots in boxing. Little by little you feel the air come out of you with fatigue.

“Fatigue is always hard because you don’t have enough snap in your shots any more. You can’t throw as often as you want to.

“He stopped talking because he wanted to save as much energy as he could. He stopped throwing as many punches. He caught some nice ones for the first five rounds. The nice ones he caught were the whole time when I was talking.”

THE PHOTOGRAPH THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

Malignaggi still hoped the two men could put their differences aside and posed for a photograph after the action stopped.

“Then I said, ‘Conor, do me a favour, bro. No more of these crazy pictures’,” Malignaggi said. “The week before, when I was working (commentating a fight between Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia), the media was there for the fight week because that was a big fight in boxing. All everybody wanted to know about was these pictures.

“I told Conor that it becomes very hard for me to not disclose the NDA that I have when you’re putting up pictures of me.

“I am not one of the other sparring partners. Nobody knows who the other sparring partners are. Everyone knows who I am. When you put up a picture of me in sparring, the media rush comes to me and I have to answer questions that I don’t want to deal with.

“I have to try and make you look good. I want you to look good. I want to say things that make you look good. I want to promote you and help you out, but not at my expense.

“I also have to try and figure how to do it without making myself look bad now because you’re putting out me in compromising positions with these pictures.

“I had this conversation with Conor after the second sparring in the dressing room and this is probably when I realised what a dickhead this guy is because at that moment we had just done 12 hard rounds and there’s a respect that I’m feeling, at least.

“He looks at me, and I’m expecting, ‘you’re right, Paulie — you got it, let’s just keep this good work going.’

“Instead, he looks at me and he gives me this smirk, laughs at me and he starts walking away from me.

“He gives me his back, he’s walking away towards the showers and he’s like, ‘Ha ha, I don’t know Paulie. We got some good ones in those last two rounds. I don’t know about that.’

“At this stage I’m waiting for Ashton Kutcher to walk into the dressing rooms and tell me I got Punk’d. I thought it was a joke. I thought there was no way this guy is that much of an asshole.”

Mayweather vs McGregor live fight tickets, when do they go on sale and how much?

For months and months, the prospect of undefeated PPV king Floyd Mayweather meeting two-weight UFC world champion Conor McGregor seemed little more than a pipe dream. But now the fight that nobody thought would ever happen is just a few weeks away.

Naturally, demand for the fight is completely unprecedented. The bout is expected to smash pay-per-view, betting and sponsorship records, and is tipped to become the most lucrative event in the history of combat sports.

Mayweather vs McGregor

Mayweather vs McGregor

Regardless of what you think about the sporting merit of the greatest defensive boxer of his generation fighting a man who has never been involved in a professional boxing match, there can be no doubt that this is the biggest event of a generation. So how do you get there?

 

Everything you need to know about Mayweather v McGregor

Unfortunately, nabbing a ticket for this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle is adifficult process.It’s going to be costly — especially for British fight fans who need to factor in travel expenses — and tough to track down a ticket.

It doesn’t help that there has been a lot of confusion over where to buy tickets and how much they’re going to cost. But we’re here to help!

How much are the tickets going to cost?

They don’t come cheap. But then you knew that anyway, right?Prices start at ‘just’ £390, but it has already been revealed that seats in this price bracket will have a limited availability.Other tickets will be sold for £1,200, £2,000, £2,800, £4,000 and £5,900.

mayweather vs mcgregor live stream online

mayweather vs mcgregor live stream online

Ticketmaster will be selling the tickets, so make sure you’re logged into their website in good time on Monday morning.It’s also a good idea to register for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan scheme.

In the words of Ticketmaster: “One thing both fighters can agree on: they’re committed to getting tickets in the hands of fans. Not scalpers or bots. Mayweather and McGregor are collaborating with Ticketmaster to use the #VerifiedFan platform to power their ticket release to KO bots and scalpers so more fans get access to tickets.”

 

The fight stands to make almost $1bn (Getty)

What about buying one from a ticket resale marketplace?

Be careful. Websites such as StubHub and Viagogo have been selling tickets for the fight ahead of the official ticket sale, with many fans snapping them up for ridiculous prices.

And UFC president Dana White has warned that these tickets are not genuine.
And what happens if I miss out?

You’ll probably have to stump up the cash to watch on PPV — or try to convince a mate to invite you around for the evening.

Not keen on that idea? We’ll be live blogging the fight, if that helps. Following the action round by round will be just as good as being there, we guarantee it

Source : independent.co.uk

Watch Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor : McGregor opens training camp at UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas.

Malignaggi, who retired earlier this year after a career which saw him fight some of the best boxer Mayweather vs. McGregor of the past decade including Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan, Adriend Broner, Zab Judah, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia, was brought in by Team McGregor to give him some work ahead of next month’s Floyd Mayweather fight.

Malignaggi, who is now pursuing a broadcast career and helped host Showtime’s coverage of the recent Mayweather-McGregor world preWatch Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregorss tour, gave qualified praise to the Irishman.

“Eight rounds, good work. I can’t disclose too much but McGregor is no dummy …. there’s a method to his madness,” Malignaggi told NYFIGHTS.com.

Mayweather vs McGregor live boxing fight

“He has an idea of what he wants to do and how he wants to do it, he’s not clueless,” the boxer turned colour man said. “He’s not your conventional boxer by any means but he’s capable and his power is good. Whether that can be effective is up to him, but he’s no dummy!”

McGregor posted several photographs of the session to his Instagram page, including one with his hands held behind his back in the same way he did in the UFC against Eddie Alvarez.

It would seem a risky strategy against a fighter like Mayweather, who showed no mercy to Victor Ortiz when he failed to protect himself in their fight in 2011.

Malignaggi told NYFIGHTS.com he was unaware of what followed when McGregor dropped into the daring stance. “I don’t remember,” Paulie said, “but we did our share of touching in eight rounds!”

McGregor dressed for the training in a pair of Gucci shorts, captioning one image: “The boxing ring is mine.”

The official fight poster for Mayweather-McGregor, which will take place on Sunday, August 27 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, was unveiled by Showtime on Saturday morning.

Alvarez, who McGregor completely outclassed at UFC 205 last year, told an ESPN podcast the Irish star has the ability to finish Mayweather.

“Conor has about three or four rounds to get this done,” Alvarez said. “Within those four rounds, if you don’t think Conor can knock this guy out, you’re an idiot or you just don’t know fighting because it can very well happen.

“If he doesn’t get it done by then, then it could look very one-sided. The technical boxing of Floyd Mayweather is enough to make it look really one-sided for him. But Conor, there is a very real chance that he can put him away.”

 

Source : news.com.au

Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor Fight Rumored Date Confirmed August 26, 2017 Matchup Report

Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor Fight Rumored Date Confirmed August 26, 2017 Matchup Report. On Monday, Jed Goodman posted a tweet showing Mayweather Promotions had reserved August 26 for a boxing event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The MGM Grand has become the unofficial home fighting arena for Mayweather and the date would seemingly make sense.

It would leapfrog Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, which is scheduled for September 16, and would provide Mayweather and McGregor the ample additional time needed to prepare for the fight. Both men are said to have already begun training for the cross-discipline contest.

In fact, Las Vegas Sun reporter Mick Akers saw Mayweather and his entourage doing a piece of his normal workout:

Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor Fight Live stream Where ?

Yes, fans are waiting to know the fight date and live channels name . Mayweather vs McGregor fight live stream will be on Showtime PPV or pay per view channels . The MGM Grand has become the unofficial home fighting arena for Mayweather and the date would seemingly make sense.

Part of the section from the Nevada State Athletic Commission that was tweeted by Goodman also says the event will be broadcast on Showtime. That makes you think it probably wouldn’t be Mayweather vs. McGregor because an event of that magnitude is almost certainly headed for pay-per-view.

However, there are several potential explanations for that. Perhaps a piece of the undercard will be on Showtime, or maybe this is a reference to Showtime pay-per-view. Also, when Black Sports Online tweeted their write-up on the news, Showtime’s Brian Custer retweeted it:

At this point, we’re speculating, but this is one of the most concrete pieces of news we’ve had in regard to a potential date for this blockbuster fight. Stay tuned.

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