News | Aug 16 2017

Conor McGregor is not a fan of ‘flat’ Canelo Alvarez or ‘drained’ Gennady Golovkin

Conor McGregor discusses which boxers he enjoys watching
Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor  |  Steven Flynn/USA Today Sports

CONOR McGREGOR has high praise for certain active boxers, but is not so complimentary of Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, who square off in this year’s best fight on September 16.

McGregor, of course, will face Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing debut in Las Vegas on August 26, and though he is the UFC’s biggest star, the Irishman still keeps a close eye on the boxing world.

As Canelo and ‘GGG’ continue to prepare for their middleweight world title clash, McGregor admitted he is not much of an admirer of either of them during a recent media Q&A.

“I’m not really too much of a fan of either of those,” he said. “I think Canelo’s a little but stuck, a little bit flat on his feet. When I watch footage of him I just see him getting peppered — he has no feet under him.

“Golovkin I think came into camp, for this preparation, badly out of shape. I’m looking at him badly out of shape up in Big Bear and I just see a drained individual. So, although they’re supposedly up there as well, I don’t really think they are.”