One of the biggest narratives of tomorrow night’s Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight is the idea that Mayweather as a boxer is 49-0, Conor McGregor… has 49 less pro boxing fights than Mayweather. McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, is not about to dispute those facts. But he does think that a lot of the narrative ahead of “The Money Fight” seems to be overlooking a relevant fact.
“I think the biggest misconception is how everybody is just thinking Conor is some novice boxer, or that this is the first time he’s boxing in his life… That was the founding martial art that he took up as a young boy. And, obviously, then got into martial arts.”
Attar would go on to say that in Ireland, boxing is a huge part of the culture
“Irish kids are actually taught boxing. It’s a huge national sport as it relates to combat sports within Ireland. So that was something that he took up right away… He’s a brown belt in jiu-jitsu, and he’s getting better constantly. He focuses on complete unarmed combat as it relates to his training and movement. But, in this camp, it’s been all boxing. But it’s not like he’s never thrown hands.”
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