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Floyd Mayweather to Fight Conor McGregor in Lighter Gloves

Floyd Mayweather to Fight Conor McGregor in Lighter Gloves

The final pieces of the puzzle for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are in place.

FOX5 Sports Reporter Vince Sapienza noted the boxing gloves weight change should increase the number of punches that are thrown from each fighter.

One point articulated by Marnell, which every other commission member echoed, is that referee selection is the most important factor in fighter health and safety, particularly in a "unique" matchup such as this.

"I'm very happy with how the Nevada State Athletic Commission handled it".

Floyd Mayweather followed through with his offer to use 8oz gloves for his August 26 bout against Conor McGregor, despite the Dubliner's initial dismissive response.

"In the end, it is just another normal day for me".

All this played into the narrative that McGregor would crush Mayweather in a MMA fight, which of course, would involve 4-ounce gloves (and a myriad of fighting techniques...).

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During the NSAC monthly meeting, the use of 8-ounce gloves was unanimously approved by the panel. But Mayweather has worn eight-ounce gloves most of his career, and McGregor has worn four-ounce gloves in his UFC fights. With a 49-0 record and more than 15 title belts over five weight classes, Mayweather, who retired from boxing following his last bout 23 months ago, has topped more seasoned fighters, majority handily, regardless of glove size.

"I am ready to go to war for 12 rounds and I am also ready to put him away in seconds", he added. "I want to make sure you're comfortable coming to the fight world". I am very pleased and respect the commission's ruling on this.

UFC president Dana White addressed the expected financial implications of the Mayweather-McGregor spectacle during a Wednesday conference call. He was quick to respond to the social media post, saying he didn't care about glove size and pointed to Mayweather's "brittle hands".

"Yes, Floyd will be faster with eight-ounce gloves but he's more defensive".

From the beginning, McGregor has been pushing for the smallest gloves possible because smaller gloves have less padding and thus accentuate his significant punching power. "But 8-ounce gloves, he will be done in two".

McGregor has his option of wearing any brand glove that the commission will approve, but he said he has not decided which kind he will wear.

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