McGregor sparring partner British welterweight Louis Adolphe says he wasn’t surprised that Conor McGregor invited him out.

Not many may have heard of Adolphe outside of boxing but he is adamant that he was drafted in by McGregor for Mayweather for a specific reason.

The 25-year-old, who was a Team GB member in the amateur ranks, reckons that he is the closest the Irishman could get to ‘Money’ Mayweather ahead of tonight’s fight.

Now undefeated in 6-0 professional outings, the Londoner also defeated Josh Taylor (who beat Ohara Davies recently) in the amateurs whilst racking over 80 wins.

And he reckons that he is perfect foil for the self proclaimed ‘TBE’.

“We’re similar height, similar weight obviously and I think we have similar traits in the ring. I’ve got fast hands, great footwork from my amateur days and have sharp reactions.”

He added:

“When my manager called me to say he (Conor McGregor) wanted me in Dublin I really wasn’t that surprised. Don’t get me wrong I’m very grateful for the opportunity but I can see why he wanted me there.” 

The 2012 ABA Champion reckons an upset could be on the cards to against what the vast majority in the boxing world seem to be predicting:

He added:

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“I was massively caught out by how good he was in the ring. A fighter can fight, but Conor is good. Anything can happen in boxing.”