The Nevada Athletic Commission might as well be a for-profit business, and not a state regulatory body, given the message it sent Wednesday when it approved a request for
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to wear eight-ounce gloves for
their Aug. 26 boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The commission voted 5-0 to carve out a one-fight exception to a 2006 regulation it passed that requires fighters in bouts at 148 pounds or more to wear 10-ounce gloves. Fighters in bouts at 147 or under wear eight-ounce gloves.
Mayweather, the 49-0 boxer who has won world championships in five weight classes in a career that began in 1996, had first come up with the idea of wearing eight-ounce gloves on Twitter last week. McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion who normally fights with four-ounce...
The Nevada Athletic Commission is making an exception so Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor can wear eight-ounce gloves.
mayweathers bluster might have finally written a check he cant cash. 8 ounces is awfully close to making the knockout power you see mcgregor display in mma a reality in this match.
Curious. If Mayweather is such a tough dude why does he need such a big bodyguard?
I think it favors Mayweather. He is used to going several rounds with those gloves, McGregor is not. Sure it's only 4oz above the MMA 4 ounce gloves, but that extra weight will take it's toll the longer the fight goes on.
Everyone wants more of Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Except for maybe Alvarez.
Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday in a bout that has the potential to make fans recall another brilliant slugfest.
Oscar De La Hoya said he could knock out Conor McGregor in two rounds. 🤔yhoo.it/2gSBDX2
The high ticket prices set for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's superfight may be to blame.