Paulie Malignaggi On Conor McGregor’s Sparring and Respect
The former World two time Champion Paulie Malignaggi discussing Conor McGregor and his punching power. Malignaggi has been involved with the McGregor training camp for the upcoming mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather on August 26th. When asked about Conor’s power Paulie replied,
“It’s Something You Respect”
He’s also asked about the angles Conor utilises during his attacks and whether they were odd? Paulie talks about Conor’s awkwardness as opposed to his movements being odd. But what Paulie does say, is that McGregor knows what he’s doing and how he wants to do it. He’s no dummy and there’s a method to what he’s doing.
Mayweather vs McGregor 12 Rounds
Paulie is asked if he believes it will be a competitive fight over 12 rounds. But that is not for him to say! It’s not up to him to say whether it’s going to be a competitive fight or not. That is for the two men going into the ring to face off against each other to decide.
Malignaggi says that he knew there was going to be some awkwardness and odd movements before he ever joined the camp. That he wasn’t expecting to see a textbook boxer and that he would see something different in his attack. And that is what he saw. However, he can’t give us the ins and outs of what is going on in the camp. As the effectiveness of what he is working on has yet to fully develop, so we shall have to wait and see.
Paulie flies back to the camp on Monday to rejoin the team. As they prepare for the August showdown in Las Vegas. Until fight night he has got to be very careful about what he tells the press. Lots of secrets, no doubt many of which we will hear come fight night as Malignaggi does colour commentary.