The clash of Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is believed to be nearing the point of confirmation, with the Irishman already announcing that his side of the deal is done.
The 49-0 boxer is yet to comment whether or not it is completely done, but it is thought to only be a matter of time.
One man who is sure that it will happen is McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh.
The head of SBG Ireland said he is “absolutely” confident that the fight will take place, speaking to ESPN.
While there are several intricacies to be considered, Kavanagh is certain that his fighter can make the transition successfully, enter the world of boxing, and put that blemish on Mayweather’s record.
However, he is slightly worried that a traditional boxing referee may have a predetermined preference to Mayweather for the fight.
“If I’m speaking plainly, and I don’t know how much trouble this will get me in, I think we’re going to have a hard time finding a fair referee and a fair set of judges. It will be very difficult for a 50- to 60-year-old boxing referee to not go into this bout a little bit biased.”
However, he does have one man in mind.
“Actually, I’ll throw this out there, I think [U.K.-based MMA referee] Marc Goddard should be the referee. We’re already agreeing to boxing rules, boxing fight, boxing ring — everything is done boxing. So, how about an MMA referee that will understand the inside fighting that will go into this fight?”
With McGregor adamant that his side of the deal is done, the world waits on Mayweather to make an official confirmation.