Conor McGregor is down a training partner after former welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi quit over some pictures hitting social media. Specifically, these pictures that appear to show brief glimpses of McGregor’s boxing prowess.
Did you know that boxing, like baseball, has a set of unwritten rules? It seems boxers long ago wrote down the obvious stuff like “don’t hit below the belt” but they also have a code regarding practice. Specifically, don’t share photographs from a sparring session unless both fighters agree.
Malignaggi is now calling for full unedited footage of their sparring sessions to be released, claiming that he actually worked McGregor and these images give a false representation of reality.
If this is how badly a sparring partner reacts to a couple pictures, imagine how embarrassed Floyd Mayweather will be if McGregor lands a few Kodak moments later this month. I guess his compensation for the shame will make it a little easier to deal with.