McGregor’s Tyrone sparring partner brought to Vegas following impressive Dublin performances

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Omagh welterweight Tiernan Bradley made a big impression in Dublin over the last few weeks.

The 20 year old was head-hunted by Conor McGregor to be a sparring partner ahead of the Dubliner’s debut next month against five-weight champ Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor takes on Mayweather [49(26)-0]at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday August 26th, live on Showtime pay-per-view and spent the early part of his in his native Dublin.

Bradley was brought in on an initial two week contract however, following some impressive performances, the Commonwealth Youth Games silver medalist will now complete the rest of the camp in Las Vegas, flying out to Nevada today.

Bradley, semi finalist in the 2017 Elite Senior Championships, confirmed the news on social media and stated “business to the side now, time for the hard work over the next six weeks, Viva Las Vegas!”

The story echoes that of Connor Wallace last year. The Newry light heavyweight was suggested to McGregor by Mick Conlan as a perfect sparring partner ahead of the Nate Diaz rematch and, following a session in Dublin, Wallace was brought onboard for the entirety of the Las Vegas camp last Summer.

It was Wallace who suggested Bradley to McGregor for the Mayweather fight, and the Sacred Heart man now embarks on the trip of a lifetime.

During the Dublin portion of the camp, McGregor also sparred with Californian Dashon Johnson and Londoner Louis Adolphe, as well as one session with Jay Byrne. It is believed that Adolphe has also secured an extension and will head to Las Vegas.

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Joe O'Neill

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