Mayweather vs McGregor: Wayne McCullough was rebuffed despite 'wanting to help' Conor McGregor
By James Dielhenn in Las Vegas
Last Updated: 24/08/17 10:44am
Wayne McCullough’s offer to spar Conor McGregor was ignored, he has claimed.
McGregor's preparations for his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather have included sparring sessions with Paulie Malignaggi, until a fall-out ended their arrangement early.
I reached out four or five times and didn't get a response. I could have taught Conor real professional boxing, like I was taught by Eddie Futch.
"I could have taught Conor to do certain things against Floyd, because I know Floyd very well," former world bantamweight champion McCullough exclusively told Sky Sports.
Belfast's McCullough has been based on America's west coast for over 20 years and "wanted to help" Dublin's McGregor with his inside information on Mayweather.
"I'm not saying I have the formula to beat Floyd but I've sparred with him," McCulliugh said. "I know what he's like.
"I reached out four or five times and didn't get a response. I could have taught him real professional boxing, like I was taught by Eddie Futch."
Mayweather and McGregor most recently came face-to-face at Wednesday's press conference and will next meet at the weigh-ins on Friday.