With Pro-Boxers Canceling On Conor, Holloway Steps Up For Sparring Practice

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With UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor struggling to get high-level professional boxers to spar with, UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway has offered to spar with his fellow UFC champion.

Recently, former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi left McGregor’s training camp because he wasn’t happy with the way he was treated.

According to Malignaggi, former boxing champion Andre Berto also decided not to train with McGregor because he was afraid of being treated the same way as Malignaggi.

“I’ll be your sparring partner,” Holloway said on Twitter on Thursday.

McGregor is currently training to fight boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather in his first professional boxing match.

McGregor and Holloway fought in a featherweight fight back in 2013. McGregor won a decision, and Holloway hasn’t lost since. Both McGregor and Holloway are also the only UFC fighters to defeat former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo inside the Octagon.

McGregor will fight Mayweather on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.