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Watch: Irish International James McClean put through his paces by Floyd Mayweather

Not for the first time Irish International James McClean has swapped his football boots for a pair of boxing gloves.

Whilst holidaying in Las Vegas the Stoke wide man dropped into the Mayweather Gym.

McClean was put through his paces by former pro, trainer and the father of Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, Mayweather snr- although it’s safe to assume the combative Derry footballer would be more fists flying than shoulder rolling if he was ever to compete in the ring.

It’s not the first time the former Derry City player has been seen in a boxing gym. McClean has a gra for the sport and is even adept at sparring.

The 30 year old visited Oakleaf Boxing Club for a workout which included some sparring with club man Conor McBride.

While McBride may have being taking it slightly easy on the Premier League footballer, McClean certainly showed a degree of pugilistic talent and would make a decent welterweight should he ever choose to swap his football boots for boxing gloves.

Read: Winger to welterweight James McClean shows off boxing skills in sparring session

Watch below as McClean works the pads with Floyd Mayweather.


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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 sports for a living for over 20 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