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Watch: Kavanagh Talks Learning From Mayweather Bout & His Dream Next Fight For Conor

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SBG Ireland’s John Kavanagh joined Ryan Tubridy on the latest edition of The Late Late Show and gave some interesting insight into the next move of Conor McGregor.

It’s hard to believe but we are now closing in on ten weeks removed from August’s boxing super-fight between Conor McGregor and the man who would eventually TKO him in the tenth round, Floyd Mayweather.

The build-up was everything one would hope it would be. It was combat sports theatre at the best of times, with one-liners flowing freely, iconic images captured and some truly memorable fashion choices on both sides.

It was all fun and games at the time but looking back, virtually no-one gave the Irishman McGregor any chance whatsoever of even landing a glove on the masterful Mayweather so when the fight actually did play out in the manner in which it did, the big talking point was the very fact that Conor’s attempt did not simply amount to the joke that many had predicted it to be.

Still, I think most are glad that the fight is now firmly in the rearviewmirror and that we – the MMA fans – can get back to doing what we do best, enjoying MMA.

Coach John Kavanagh, who, of course, cornered McGregor during his pro-boxing debut, appeared on the latest edition of the popular Irish chat-show, The Late Late Show and spoke with host Ryan Tubridy about the learning experience that was the Floyd-fight, but more importantly, gave us a hint at what is to come by revealing his own dream fight for early next year.

“I have to think aswell, we have to take a moment to see what went right. I’ve never trained a boxer in my life, never cornered a boxer in an amateur fight and I went to Vegas with a kid that had zero experience in pro-boxing.

“We did ten rounds with someone who has been called the greatest of all-time. Everyone said it was going to be a circus and that he won’t land one shot.”

“You know it was a great experience, did a lot better than people said. Did we make mistakes? Yea. There are some positives to take away from it.

“I keep saying it so it’s out there but I would love Madison Square Garden, St-Patrick’s Day, New York City, for Conor to fight in the UFC.

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