Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach believes Conor McGregor is hugely lacking in terms of boxing skill and acumen.
Roach is the long time trainer who’s stable is a who’s who list of legendary fighters that including the likes of Manny Pacquaio, Benard Hopkins, Miguel Cotto but to name a few.
Speaking of the subject of McGregor, Roach was clearly unimpressed by what he’d seen and heard of him.
“He’s fun to watch, he’s a character, he’s â€“ but again, he’s not that good of a fighter,
“He’ll let his hands go and so forth, he’s a little wild, but as far as boxing wise â€“ I mean, supposedly he went to Wildcard West and boxed with Chris Van Heerden. Van Heerden told me, he says [laughing] ‘I killed him.’
“I mean, I wasn’t there so I don’t know. Chris Van Heerden is a tough kid and a good boxer, but I just don’t think he’s in that class of boxing â€“ he’s putting himself at a very very high level. I think he’s more of a four round fighter at this point.”
In fact, forgetting Mayweather entierly, Roach appeared doubtful that McGregor would be able to competitively take on any top high-level boxer worth his salt.