Mayweather vs McGregor: Abel Sanchez on how Conor McGregor could beat Floyd Mayweather
By Neel Khagram
Last Updated: 24/07/17 2:26pm
Abel Sanchez believes Conor McGregor needs to make things "uncomfortable" for Floyd Mayweather in their August 26 Las Vegas encounter.
Both fighters are preparing for their super-welterweight showdown after completing the 'May-Mac World Tour', and respected trainer Sanchez feels the Irishman needs to get himself in the best shape possible if he is to have a chance of causing an upset at the T-Mobile Arena.
"He has to make Floyd uncomfortable, and the only way he can make Floyd uncomfortable is to throw shots," Sanchez said to UFC.Com.
The only chance he's got is to move his hands and be faster than Floyd. The more rounds he goes, the better it is for Conor McGregor.
"They say (McGregor) is a big puncher, and if he waits for an opportunity to land a shot, he's gonna get drilled by Floyd while waiting.
"So what I would try to do is get him to understand that he's got to work three minutes out of three minutes and move his hands.
"Obviously he's got to be in great shape to do that, so that would be part of it, and that's why I'd worry about having enough time to get to that point."
Sanchez has guided the career of pound-for-pound star Gennady Golovkin to 37 straight victories - including a knockout victory over Britain's Kell Brook last year when the Sheffield fighter jumped up two-weight divisions to fight 'GGG'.
But he says McGregor cannot rely on his own size advantage in this fight and needs to utilise other areas of his arsenal if he is to cause Mayweather problems on the night.
"He's a bigger guy than Floyd, but if he's waiting to land one on the chin, it may be all night," he said.
"The only chance he's got is to move his hands and be faster than Floyd and be first before Floyd and just touch him.
"He needs to hit him anywhere and hopefully, while you're moving your hands, he makes a mistake and you catch him.
"The more rounds he goes, the better it is for Conor McGregor."