While Floyd Maryweather stated on Tuesday that he wants to 8-ounce gloves and Conor McGregor stating he would prefer to do the same, they won’t be donning 8-ounce gloves for their epic showdown later this month.
according to Nevada State Athletic Commission regulations the fighters will be wearing 10-ounce gloves for their August 26th mega-fight.
“Don’t believe what you hear in the media. Don’t believe what you hear on blog sites. If it’s not coming directly from me, then it’s not true,” Mayweather said in a post on social media.
“I’m telling McGregor, ‘Let’s fight in 8 oz gloves.’ McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I’ll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I’m willing to accommodate. Let’s give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see.”
“These regulations are in place for the health and safety of the athletes, which is of the utmost importance to the commission,” Nevada commission executive director Bob Bennett told ESPN on Tuesday night.
“Our regulations already outline the appropriate glove size according to contracted weight of a fight.”