Mayweather, McGregor to wear 8-ounce gloves
The Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously approved Floyd Mayweather's and Conor McGregor's requests for smaller boxing gloves on Wednesday.
Mayweather explains his desire for 8-ounce gloves.
Floyd Mayweather explains his thought process in wanting to go from 10-ounce to 8-ounce gloves against Conor McGregor.
Why does the Nevada State Athletic Commission have rules if they are willing to change them for one fight and allow Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to box in 8-ounce gloves when the rule is clearly 10-ounce gloves for the 154-pound weight class the fight is taking place in? The commission claims the rules are in place as a matter of safety and the Association of Ringside Physicians, a leading group of medical professionals dedicated to the health and safety of boxers and mixed martial artists, wrote the commission a letter saying the rule should not be waved. Yet, the commission changed the rule for no apparent reason. What’s next, allowing glass-coated gloves or for the fighters to be allowed to use chairs WWE-style?
Mayweather, McGregor get their wish with glove switch.
Brett Okamoto says the Nevada State Athletic Commission was willing switch to 8-ounce gloves because of both fighters' history with lighter gloves.
McGregor 'very happy' with move to 8-oz gloves
Conor McGregor said he's happy he will get to use smaller gloves in their boxing match but acknowledges that both he and Floyd Mayweather Jr. could benefit from the switch.
Conor McGregor said he was very pleased with how the Nevada State Athletic Commission handled the request for the change in glove size from 10 ounces to 8 ounces. He also said he had not yet decided what brand of gloves he will wear. Floyd Mayweather has already said he will wear the same Grant brand gloves he always wears.
"I'm very happy with how the promotion has gone." -- Conor McGregor says. After the fight he said he plans to relax on a yacht and begin the "counting game," as in all the money he is going to rake in.
"This is a special historic event and everybody is excited about it." -- Conor on the fight with Floyd. Conor also said he has seen some of the comments mocking how he looked in his open workout and said it means nothing to him and it's no big deal.
Wilbon doesn't think 8-ounce gloves will help McGregor.
Michael Wilbon is perplexed with the idea that the move to 8-ounce gloves will help Conor McGregor, and Wilbon adds that he wants to see McGregor knocked out.
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Asked about an eventual fight with Paulie Malignaggi, Conor said he should "join the queue" of people who want to fight him. "He got his ass whopped (in sparring)."
"I believe it's fair mix across the board. It was fair all the way through," -- Conor on the judges selected for the fight.
"I do not care about his record. I do not care about his achievements." -- Conor McGregor on Floyd.
"We are prepared for every possible outcome," Conor McGregor said. He said with 8-ounce gloves Mayweather won't make it out of the second round. "Part of me wants to show some skill and dismantle him that way" but he prefers the early knockout. "I'm ready to put him away in the first 10 seconds."
Conor McGregor, asked about what's next after the fight with Floyd, "Right now we're focused on putting him away on Aug. 26 and then we'll see what happens."
Conor McGregor says this is another "mega blockbuster" event like the others he's used to. He said he is happy to have his infant son around him in Las Vegas as he trains for the fight with Floyd Mayweather.
Conor McGregor said he's disappointed by the "disrespect and disregard" for his skills from those who have criticized the fight with Floyd Mayweather. He said it's motivating to him and that he just wants to put on a good fight or the fans who are supporting it.
Speaking on media conference call, Conor McGregor said he's not worried about the 12-round distance, which is a lot different than he is used to in UFC. He said he has been 12 rounds in camp several times and that he has adjusted his cardio program in preparation for the fight with Floyd Mayweather.
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