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.”
The full segment, where McGregor makes these statements, can be found via FightHub here.
Conor did say he enjoys watching super-bantamweight king Guillermo Rigondeaux and super-featherweight supremo Vasyl Lomachenko, and would like to see the two double Olympic champions face each other. He even threw some praise in the direction of Mayweather protege Gervonta Davis, who holds the IBF super-featherweight title.
Chris Eubank Snr – who had previously offered McGregor his assistance in preparing for Mayweather – will be pleased to hear that Conor is a fan of his, while the current UFC lightweight champion also cited the likes of Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones Jnr, Naseem Hamed and Bernard Dunne as personal favourites of his.