Since the mega fight Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Conor McGregor has been announced, few fans have positive predictions about McGregor winning. As this fight is a boxing fight, and McGregor has just started his professional boxing career, Mayweather has on top of it. Recently, some experts have spoken about the McGregor’s chance of winning. It’s also interesting that the odds of McGregor are nudged on these 2 weeks remaining even though McGregor has no chance upon Mayweather based on paper.
But how can McGregor stand a chance to fight Mayweather, and defeat him? And what techniques and strategies would McGregor need to take Mayweather down?
Jimi Manuwa said that McGregor should rough Mayweather up in the ring to create a winning chance. McGregor should bring Mayweather to the corner and shake him up. In this advice, Manuwa claimed that McGregor MMA’s skills and experiences will do a big help. Manuwa literally suggests McGregor to get in the inside and “bully” Mayweather.
Dana white, UFC President, suggest landing the left and countering as the best chance for McGregor to win. Based on MMa records, McGregor has one of the most destructive pull-back left-hand counters. It seems that Mayweather may survive on one to three great shots, but probably no more than that. McGregor left-hand counter brought Nate Diaz down at UFC 202.
McGregor’s punch is powerful and if there’s any slit on Mayweather defenses, it will be hurt. It’s said that Mayweather does have a slit of defense and related to southpaw punch. McGregor is a southpaw. It could be fatal.
However, Abel Sanchez’s saying is quite opposite as he suggest McGregor to work on his punches relentlessly than trying to land a big shot. He assess that Mayweather is too dangerous for open counter, McGregor should take care on his defense too. The key is Mcgregor fitness to make a relentless fight and dictate it, it’s important to not give Mayweather any chances to land a shot.
Different perspective is given by Brendan Schub as he emphasizes the key of McGregor winning opportunities is in the early rounds. Hard Shots should be landed to Mayweather’s body in the early round as he’s still adjusting to the pace of the fight and measure the distance. McGregor should give big pressure and be aggressive at the first four rounds, Schub sid it’s the key.
The last suggestion is quietly agreed with Schub. In Addition Andre Berto specify about where the hard shot should be landed. He suggest to get into Mayweather’s head if there’s any chance. Using McGregor’s MMA style of fighting could nudge Mayweather to make mistakes.
McGregor is recently preparing the mega fight in a boxing gym, Crumlin, Ireland.