SBG Ireland’s John Kavanagh has given fight fans their first hint at the weight that Conor McGregor is willing to cut down to in order to take on the undefeated boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather.
The whole Mayweather/McGregor-talk is in real need of some progress right now. Of course, we’re well aware that moves are being made behind the scenes to get this fight signed, but for those of us who are waiting for some real, concrete news, the entire saga is dragging on quite a bit.
Luckily enough, SBG Ireland’s head-coach and the long-term mentor of Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh has given fans at least a hint of some solid details surrounding this heavily speculated super-fight and though nothing is confirmed, it does give us a good idea of where the McGregor-team are at right now.
Kavanagh spoke with FOX Sports Australia recently where he revealed that they have already begun training specifically for Mayweather but directly after that, in a short but telling comment, he told us the exact weight that has been floating around for these two pay-per-view giants to meet at, should the bout become a reality.
“There’s 147lbs being thrown around. 67kg. Conor’s fought at 66kg (145lbs) plenty of times so that’s not going to be an issue but that’s one of those points to be argued about by the guys in the background.”
McGregor, of course, had some of the most devastating wins of his career in the UFC’s 145lb division and despite the fact that many have been questioning his ability to make the cut back down to the featherweight limit in recent times, Conor himself has maintained that he is more than capable of getting it done.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena