By joshua broom
10 oz gloves are set for Mayweather vs. McGregor
While Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will scuffle this month at the junior middleweight limit of 154 lbs, the Nevada State Athletic Commission cited health concerns in overruling Mayweather’s request that 8 oz gloves be allowed, per ESPN:
“These regulations are in place for the health and safety of the athletes, which is of the utmost importance to the commission. Our regulations already outline the appropriate glove size according to contracted weight of a fight.”
Nevada Commission executive Bob Bennett
Mayweather, who enjoys a noted history of rules tweaks with the NSAC had these statements concerning his mitt of choice prior to the ruling:
“Don’t believe what you hear in the media… I’m telling McGregor let’s fight in 8 oz gloves… I’ll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves.”
The undefeated 40-year-old’s bravado counters McGregor’s insistence that 154 lbs was chosen as a meeting point to avoid using lighter gloves found in smaller weight classes.
Though, per reports, Mayweather felt NSAC officials would approve 8 oz gloves if both fighters agreed to the stipulation in writing, a notion the governing body denied.
With this matter settled, Mayweather and McGregor ready for an August 26 clash between the brashest egos, and fists, of the combat sporting world.
Source:: Bad Left Hook