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It seems Conor McGregor is having appreciable hassle discovering one other sparring companion.
Lower than two weeks after Paulie Malignaggi parted methods with McGregor, the previous WBA welterweight champion introduced in an interview with Cagesiders that former IBA welterweight champion Andre Berto has additionally balked on the concept of sparring with McGregor.
Malignaggi asserted that Berto nixed the thought after studying of how the fallout between McGregor and himself occurred.
“I spoke to Andre Berto. Andre was imagined to go there and field on Saturday, and he modified his thoughts after seeing what occurred with me,” Malignaggi stated. “Everyone already knew what occurred with Van Heerden, now he is doing the identical with me too. When phrase goes round that anyone is like that, even in common life, you begin to alienate (individuals).”
Malignaggi additionally cited a earlier incident involving McGregor and former IBO welterweight champion Chris van Heerden during which the latter claimed McGregor’s group launched edited footage of their sparring session as a way to make McGregor look extra spectacular.
“He will have hassle getting any assist in boxing, as a result of the sneaky techniques, the sneaky qualities that he has now can not be checked out as a coincidence,” he stated. “With the Van Heerden state of affairs, like perhaps he did not understand how the ethics work in boxing, perhaps he nonetheless needed to study, or now that he has discovered, every part will probably be okay.
“I feel the cat’s out of the bag with Conor McGregor in boxing, now that he is tried this once more, with sneaky techniques, You spar, and let me put in sneaky footage, or make sneaky movies in Van Heerden’s case and let me spin it.”