Boxing trainer Freddie Roach believes Conor McGregor’s “wild style” could cost him in his fight against Floyd Mayweather.
The two superstars will lock horns in Las Vegas on the 10th of June with an astonishing $100 million set to be pocketed by each fighter.
Roach, who has trained former world champions such as Manny Pacquiao and Virgil Hill, believes McGregor is enjoyable to watch but not quite up to the task ahead.
Before the fight, billed as one of the biggest of the century, was finalised Roach backed Irishman McGregor to pull off a stunning victory against unbeaten “Money” Mayweather.
With the fight now in place, Roach has made a significant backtrack.
Earlier today Roach told FightHypeTV: “He (McGregor) is a character but he is not that good of a fighter. He will let his hands go and so forth and is a little wild.
“Mayweather is not a risk-taker anymore and is not the most exciting guy in the world, but he is still a great boxer. And McGregor cannot beat guys like that, in my opinion.”
But in a defiant mood, McGregor believes the world of boxing would be stunned with his performance.
McGregor told journalists: “Trust me, I’m going to stop Floyd,
“You’re all going to eat your words and the whole world is going to eat their words.
We’re getting close to the fight, do not worry about that.
“Watch me take over boxing – no one in this boxing game knows what’s coming. Trust me on that. Look me in the eyes. 28 years of age. Confident as anything. Long, rangy, dangerous with every hand.”