Manny Pacquiao would ‘obliterate’ Conor McGregor in one round, says sparring rival Paulie Malignaggi – The Sun

MANNY PACQUIAO would "obliterate" Conor McGregor in one round.

That is the view of former two-division boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi, who reignited his long-standing war of words with the Notorious this week.

The former sparring partners had a high-profile falling out three years ago in the build-up to McGregor's fight with Floyd Mayweather.

The UFC star angered the American after releasing images of him appearing to knockout Malignaggi during a training session.

McGregor went on to lose his boxing debut to Mayweather in 2017, but has admitted he would like to rematch him or fight Pacquiao.

But Malignaggi scoffed at the prospect of the Irishman stepping back inside the ropes to face Pacman because he would expose himself.

Manny Pacquiao obliterates McGregor in one round. As soon as it gets hard for him. He looks for the first way out

He told Boxing Scene: “I think Manny Pacquiao obliterates McGregor in one round.

“McGregor will have advantages of bringing money to the table, but I think he values his name. If he’s going to fight either of us in a boxing match, he’ll be exposed.

“He quit during his submission losses in MMA. As soon as it gets hard for him. He looks for the first way out. He’s the king of ‘perception is reality.’

“In boxing, he’s going to taint his name because there aren’t too many ways out of a fight.

“He basically quit against Mayweather and stopped throwing punches. He was in shape. I was in camp with him. He was looking for a way out of that fight.”

Pacquiao fuelled speculation that he would fight McGregor earlier this year after he joined the same management company as the MMA superstar.

But Malignaggi considers himself as the most realistic and marketable opponent for the 31-year-old as he promised to "beat the s***" out of him.

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