Former world champion Paulie Malignaggi recently revealed that Conor McGregor asked him to help out getting prepared for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The American welterweight great known as ‘Magic Man’ spoke to ESPN and went into detail on he can bring to the table.
“I was a speed and reflex fighter, so is Floyd, so there’s that. I think they also picked me for my boxing brains and to give my two cents. If I’m there I’m there to help and do my part to improve him and get him ready for this big opportunity. I’d like to think there were several different reasons I was called. I am looking to make things happen for him,” told Malignaggi.
Malignaggi emphasizes on the fact that he is different from many other sparring partners due to his situation and willingness to help McGregor. He still expects fireworks when they eventually step into the same ring.
“Winning the fight is up to Conor. I want to see improvements and I want to make him better than he would have been without me in camp. I will do my part. I’m not your average sparring partner because the competitive part of my career is over. I am going there to be of help to him, not to make a name for myself. I expect the sparring sessions to be intense. I am going there to improve the fighter so he can be as ready as he can for his fight,” explained Malignaggi.
Will Malignaggi offer the right to tools to beat Mayweather? McGregor himself has apparently already shared his prediction of the fight.
Floyd and McGregor are scheduled to fight on August 26th in Las Vegas.