The award winning commentator, Paulie Malignaggi, had a front row seat for the wild Mayweather vs McGregor world tour. Malignaggi covered the first 3 stops of the world tour but now he’s giving his opinion on the super fight. Speaking on the MMA hour, Paulie said “There’s no doubt in his mind, When I first saw the fight signed, I thought to myself, ‘Conor has to know he’s going to lose. I mean, subtly, he’s got to believe he’s going to lose.’ I thought he was doing it a lot for the money. I thought, ‘there’s no way this guy really believes he’s going to win.’ But through the press conferences day in, day out, day in, day out that I was at, I really noticed something in Conor’s character. This guy is a winner through and through, which I always believed he was. But this guy believes he’s going to win this fight. Now, whether it sounds ridiculous to the boxing fans or ridiculous to anybody else, it may sound ridiculous even to me or somebody else, he believes it wholeheartedly in his mind.”
Paulie later confirmed on the MMA Hour that he will be flying to Las Vegas later this week to join team McGregor as Conor’s sparring partner for his upcoming fight, Paulie has gone a different route to other boxing promoters and commentators saying McGregor has no chance, he Believes the Irish man can do the impossible. “What I’ve been saying from the start, you need to look if Conor can have certain moments in the fight I don’t think you can just outright say, ‘Conor wins the fight;’ it’s just outright too much of a jump. But here’s where you can start to think Conor wins the fight: you look for Conor to have certain moments in the fight, whether he can get Floyd’s attention, maybe land a particular punch or particular shot or particular combination. Figure out ways where Floyd’s falling for certain things, because Floyd is so smart, he doesn’t fall for very many things. Figure out ways where you can set certain traps for Floyd and land a couple of shots here and there.