Conor McGregor’s corner for Mayweather fight confirmed


The make-up of Conor McGregor‘s corner for his professional debut this Saturday has been confirmed.

The Dublin light middleweight takes on five-weight boxing champ Floyd Mayweather in a pay-per-view extravaganza at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor’s long-time coach John Kavanagh last night confirmed to MMAFighting.com the composition of the corner for the mega money bout.

Kavanagh, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist will not be the chief second the man in the ring with ‘The Notorious’ between rounds. Instead, this role will be given to Owen Roddy.

Roddy was formerly trained by Kavanagh, alongside McGregor, racking up an 11-4 mixed martial arts record before retiring in 2013 and focusing on his coaching role at SBG. In the MMA world he has performed the role of striking coach for McGregor.

Tommy McCormack, who will wrap the Crumlin fighter’s hands beforehand, will act as cutman, while McGregor’s chief sparring partner Artem Lobov will also be in the corner, assumedly for moral support and to hold the spit-bucket, ice-pack, etc.

It will be Kavanagh, Roddy, and Lobov’s first time in the corner. McCormack, who trains Kilbarrack flyweight Lynn Harvey, has performed the role of cutman for boxers countless times.

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Joe O'Neill

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