McGregor has improved 'phenomenally' in camp, says coach

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The coach of Conor McGregor insists the UFC star has "improved phenomenally" in camp ahead of his hotly anticipated boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

McGregor will face undefeated boxer Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26, with the latter a strong favourite to prevail.

While Mayweather has a perfect record from 49 fights, McGregor has never boxed professionally and saw sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi leave his camp last week amid a row over leaked photos.

However, McGregor's coach, Owen Roddy, told Sky Sports. "We're all very happy and very excited. Conor improves on a daily basis. The Conor of today is better than the Conor of yesterday. He gets better every day, every week.

"We've got another three weeks, so there will be huge improvements again.

"He is such a good student. He has a great ability to pick up on things. I don't know how he does it. I've never seen it before from any student.

"From the start of camp to now, he has improved phenomenally and he will continue to improve over the next couple of weeks. It's so exciting."