McGregor’s sparring partner gives him no chance against Mayweather

By Daily Sports on June 17, 2017

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Chris van Heerden, a former sparring partner for UFC champion Conor McGregor, gives the 28-year-old fighter zero chance of beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their fight at 154 pounds on August 26.

Van Heerden last sparred with McGregor a year ago, and he says he landing at will with his shots on the Irish fighter during the sparring session.

There’s video of the sparring partner on Youtube, and it looked like Van Heerden was just toying with McGregor, because it was too easy for him. McGregor looked like he was going all out trying to land knockout punches, while Van Heerden easily avoiding his shots and peppering him with shots. The skill level between the two fighters was extensive. Van Heerden looked leagues better.

”People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor, may not be true. I respect McGregor but I ain’t Floyd and I landed,” said Van Heerden on his social media site.

There’s a chance that McGregor has improved since his last sparring session with Van Heerden from a year ago. But even if McGregor has improved dramatically, he’s going to be in over his head against Mayweather.

McGregor won’t be able to elude Mayweather’s punches if he decides to move around the ring like some boxing and MMA fans are expecting him to. Mayweather has fast feet, and all he needs to do is jab for him to land. At the same time, it’s not easy to hit Mayweather because of his quick reflexes. Mayweather is very good at moving his head back just enough to avoid incoming shots. McGregor’s would do well to try and throw to the body, because Mayweather can be hit to the body a lot easier than to the head.

”It’s crazy. I read all these posts where people say Mayweather’s gonna have his hands full landing on Conor, because of Conor’s skill and footwork and movement,” said Van Heerden to ”I’m no Mayweather and out of camp, out of shape, I landed on Conor McGregor at will. It’s crazy to think people can actually compare a fighter that’s 0-0 in a boxing ring compared to a legend that’s 49-0 and has beaten the best in the world,”said Van Heerden in discussing the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight.

*Photo shows Chris van Heerden.

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 17, 2017

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