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Legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach discusses McGregor vs Mayweather, says 'Money' wins every round

The idea of a boxing match between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight titleholder Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken the sports world hostage over the past couple of weeks.

While it's more likely that McGregor will stay in his mixed martial arts (MMA) lane and force Mayweather to scout out his next big payday elsewhere, there is a chance the stars align and the two combat stars meet. Crazier things have happened, especially when it involves "Notorious."

With the rumor mill in full spin cycle, personalities from both the MMA and boxing worlds have surfaced to discuss the potential superfight. Legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach, who has trained the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, and even former UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, decided to weigh in on the most talked bout topic in combat sports today.

"Well there's a lot of rumors out there that I'm getting calls from Conor [McGregor] asking me to train him, but they're not true. They have not called me yet," said Roach on a recent edition of Inside MMA (shown above). "Mayweather did come by my gym last week and he asked me to take that job if it's offered to me because he told me the fight is going to happen and we're going to make a lot of money."

Even though Roach hasn't been approached about exclusively taking McGregor underneath his wing leading up to a potential fight with "Money," he doesn't believe it would help anyways.

"It would take me three years at least to get him ready to fight," added Roach. "I don't think it's really possible for a MMA fighter to fight a boxer. I don't think it's really fair. Mayweather would out box him all day long. I mean Conor McGregor seems like a tough guy and all that, but being a tough guy doesn't really help you in boxing."

Roach mentioned that he has not be informed of a date in which a superfight between the UFC champ and boxing's best would go down.

"Mayweather is the best boxer in the world and he would not even lose a round against a guy with Conor's experience," said Roach. "He looks like an okay boxer, he's a very good MMA fighter, but this is boxing. He's kind of a beginner at boxing."

While having Roach in his corner for a potential clash with Mayweather wouldn't hurt McGregor, it doesn't seem as if the man who molded Pacquiao can do much with one of the best fighters in MMA on such short notice.

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