‘Notorious’ Sparring sessions – Dylan Moran drafted into camp Conor McGregor

Dylan Moran is the latest Irish boxer to have been brought into camp Conor McGregor [0-1(1)].

Irish-boxing.com understands the Waterford welter has been brought in to spar the former Crumlin amateur.

Moran has been in Portugal training alongside and sparring the two weight UFC champion for the past two weeks.

‘The Notorious’ faces former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in the Octagon in Dubai on January 23 and ‘The Real Deal’ has been brought in to help him prepare.

McGregor, who has been linked to a 2021 clash with boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, fights in the UFC for the first time January of 2020, but has continued to look for a sweet science element to his prep.

Moran has been in for sparring and Crumlin amateur boss Phil Sutcliffe and Bra Brady have been kept on as punch coaches.

For Moran it’s good experience and exposure to a unique professional set up.

It’s also a positive in terms of profile, the likes of Conor Wallace and Teirnan Bradley have benefited in that regard to sparring the MMA name.

The-26-year-old has ended what was initially a turbulent 2020 with three quick fire wins and is hoping Conor Slater can secure him big fights in 2021.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com