Conor McGregor doesn’t take up an offer from pound for pound rated Vasyl Lomachenko to spar ahead of his fight with Mayweather.
Conor McGregor is now just a little over two weeks away from the reality of his professional boxing debut in Las Vegas against Floyd Mayweather.
Recent reports suggest that the size of the gloves involved in the contest are still up for debate and will be decided upon just before the fight.
By the looks of things.
Gloves always tend to be a topic of controversy in big fights, but it shouldn’t make much of a difference in this particular bout.
In all honesty.
It was well reported that McGregor’s chief sparring partner helping him get ready for Mayweather, New Yorker Paulie Malignaggi, had quit McGregor’s training camp in recent days due to social media leaks of photos of the two sparring.
A certain WBO super-featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko then offered to step in to help out, but according to reporter Marc Raimondi, the Ukraine native has now gone home:
Doesn’t seem like Conor McGregor took up Vasyl Lomachenko on the sparring offer. Lomachenko has gone back to Ukraine, per his manager.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) August 10, 2017
A bullet dodged for McGregor or an opportunity lost to gain some invaluable sweet science knowledge before facing Mayweather?
Probably the former, to be fair.
It’s not like the Irishman would have been able to learn anywhere near enough in just over two weeks before he steps in the ring with the best boxer of this generation.