Paulie Malignaggi sparred with Conor McGregor. He explains his assessment while fighting with the respective UFC fighter. He describes the McGregor punching quality is “above average”. Of course this assessment is a subjective opinion since Malignaggi himself who sparred with McGregor.
Malignaggi has been in the boxing world for more than one decade. It is fair to say that he does not admit Conor McGregor as the next Tyson yet. There is still room for improvement. That is at least the closest information that we can get from Malignaggi.
From our trusted source, the former WBO and IBF explained that the sparring with McGregor has been very great. As the preparation of UFC ace, Conor McGregor, Malignaggi was sparring with the respective fighter. This practice meant to improve McGregor exp before he fights against the best defender on Earth, Floyd Mayweather. On August 26, the exercises, practices, press conferences, and all the efforts of Conor McGregor will be paid off. However, Malignaggi elaborated that he is still away from having such compelling KO ability, which is understandable because McGregor has not laid a single blow in the professional boxing career.
But Malignaggi did not mean to look down to McGregor. He just offered his unbiased opinion about the fighter. Thus, he values the knockout power of McGregor as above average. What we meant by “above average” can be paired with professional boxers’ ability. He is not a weak puncher. Conor indeed hits hard. And when he is so determined, his opponent must pray not to receive his punch.
Malignaggi has sparred with thousands people in his life. And he has probably spent his life sparring with strongest people on earth. McGregor is definitely one of them. Malignaggi added that Conor will make his enemy down if he successfully lands his punch. No matter how pro is the boxer, the impact will be devastating. So “Money” is better to be careful.
McGregor has speed, accuracy, and the power. He only lacks of experience. Without meaning to be pessimistic or so, he need more years to catch up with the Mayweathers trainings. Mayweather has the best defense system on earth. It is also the key to his unbeatable record. So, what will happen then? See the moment of truth in Las Vegas on August 26.