It seems that the hype has died down a bit ever since the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was announced.

There isn't so much social media jousting between the pair, and the need to try and get as much money out of it as possible has passed, so they're both just training hard.

McGregor, never one to shy away from an Instagram or Twitter post, frequently pictures and videos himself in the gym while preparing for the August 26 bout, and did so once again last night.


Credit: Conor McGregor

In a similar time-frame, former boxer Mayweather uploaded a training video.

He acknowledged that time may one day catch up with him, admitting he's not the fighter he was in the past.

In the caption, he wrote: "I know I'm not the same fighter I was 20 years ago, I'm not the same fighter I was 10 years ago... As a matter of fact, I'm not the same fighter I was five years ago, I'm just an old legend putting in work in 16 oz gloves."

Truth be told, despite his time out from the sport, he clearly hasn't lost it.

Those interested in boxing looked at the two clips and began to notice stark differences between the duo's training regimes.

Now, I can't confess to knowing enough about the technical side of the sport to even begin to criticise either of them, but I can relay what more informed people have said.

People, including former boxers and boxing experts, believe that the Irishman is well out of his depth in going up against the undefeated world champion.

Even well away from his prime, Mayweather is dangerous, and his speed and accuracy might just prove too much for McGregor.

Until the fights happens we don't know anything for certain, but people think that the difference in these two clips shows what's going to happen.

MMA Junkie says that the intensity in Floyd's punches are well above Conor's, which doesn't bode well for the UFC fighter.

However, it's worth noting that at the start of The Notorious' video, it states that it's episode one of a series, meaning the intensity could very well rise and that's just the beginning.

Only time will tell.

One thing I do know is that the rhythmic punching on the speed ball, paired with Mayweather's breathing and grunts, actually makes a half decent tune.

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Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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