Sport WATCH: Conor McGregor Lit Up Paulie Malignaggi In Sparring Session

18:27  12 august  2017
18:27  12 august  2017 Source:   The Big Lead

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Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi had several sparring sessions in preparation for McGregor ’s upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather. Well, according to a video posted by UFC president Dana White, McGregor absolutely lit Malignaggi up .

It has been one of the most talked about sparring sessions in years. Ahead of Conor McGregor 's super fight with Floyd Mayweather next weekend, 'Notorious' asked former two weight boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi to join his training camp.

WATCH: Conor McGregor Lit Up Paulie Malignaggi In Sparring Session: LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 11: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor holds a media workout at the UFC Performance Institute on August 11, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas.© Getty Images LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 11: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor holds a media workout at the UFC Performance Institute on August 11, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi had several sparring sessions in preparation for McGregor's upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather. Well, according to a video posted by UFC president Dana White, McGregor absolutely lit Malignaggi up.

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For all the people who think @thenotoriousmma can't box. This is gonna be a FIGHT!!!! For those that don't know this is Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF and WBA World Champion.

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Former two weight world boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks. The retired boxer had been brought into the Conor McGregor training camp for sparring but left after two sessions .

Jessie vargas reacts to paulie malignaggi sparring conor mcgregor ; explains why IT won't help. [live stream] watch the mayweather vs. mcgregor los angeles press conference live at 5PM et/2PM pt.

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Here is the video everyone wanted to see of Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF and WBA World Champion @thenotoriousmma

A post shared by Dana White (@danawhite) on Aug 11, 2017 at 8:46pm PDT

Malignaggi is a former IBF junior welterweight and WBA welterweight titleholder. The 36-year-old had a career record of 36-8, while McGregor has never actually boxed before. And there's no doubt McGregor was absolutely tagging Malignaggi.

Now look, these videos could be planted and/or staged to drum up interest in McGregor's fight with Mayweather. But given Malignaggi's reaction to their publication, there's a pretty good chance these are legit.

No one has ever questioned McGregor's power. In fact, his only real shot against Mayweather is to land some big shots. Still, for those who think McGregor has absolutely no chance in this fight (like me), this could give them pause.

Mayweather and McGregor bout a farce: Lennox Lewis .
The bout between American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and Irish Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor is not so much a superfight as a farce, said Britain's former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis on Sunday. Mayweather and McGregor go toe to toe next weekend in Las Vegas -- the unlikely but lucrative clash brought the undefeated former welterweight king out of retirement -- but Lewis told the BBC he wouldn't label it as a "serious fight".

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