Mayweather gets response on 8 ounce gloves offer
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor square the differences on Saturday August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Scheduled for 12 rounds boxing match is arguably the biggest “what if” fight in the history of combat sports.
Winning world titles in five different weight classes, Floyd Mayweather (49-0-0) is one of the greatest boxers of all time. A phenom Conor McGregor (0-0-0) is a current UFC lightweight champion who makes his professional boxing debut.
On Wednesday Mayweather posted an image on his profile on Instagram proposing McGregor to battle out in the 8 ounce gloves. The latter responded a few hours later with a photo that shows him at training.
“Another handy 12 rounds today. We are prepared to destroy Floyd,” “The Notorious” wrote in the caption.
“Pick whatever size gloves you want as well little man. I fight with 4oz. I don’t give a f**k about the size of the glove.”
“I am coming sprinting at you with bricks. Know that.”
“Brittle hands,” he wrote in conclusion.
Mayweather vs McGregor proceeds with 10 ounce gloves according to contracted weight of a fight, according to the rules of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC)
The Mayweather – McGregor contract was signed mid-June with the agreed junior middleweight class (154). Consequently the fighters have to wear 10 oz gloves according to the Commission rules. The NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told ESPN that appropriate glove size is already outlined accordingly to contracted weight of a fight.
Under NSAC rules “athletes (boxers/kick boxers) weighing-in up to and including 135 pounds must wear 8 oz gloves in competition, while athletes weighing-in over 135 pounds (junior welterweight class and above) must wear 10 oz gloves in competition. However, athletes weighing-in over 135 but (no) more than 147 may wear 8 oz gloves in competition if both athletes agree to do so in writing on their bout agreement (contract)”.
“These regulations are in place for the health and safety of the athletes, which is of the utmost importance to the commission,” said Bennett. “Our regulations already outline the appropriate glove size according to contracted weight of a fight.”
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor headlines the main card on Showtime PPV. It follows a preliminary card live on FOX. The current program can be found below. Other match ups as well as a full fight card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Light middleweight Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Conor McGregor
Super featherweight Gervonta Davis vs. Roman Martinez
Light heavyweight Badou Jack vs. TBD
Super middleweight Savannah Marshall vs. TBD
Welterweight Shawn Porter vs. Thomas Dulorme