Floyd and Conor will be fighting in 10-ounce gloves.
When Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor step into the boxing ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26th, both will be wearing 10-ounce boxing gloves on their hands.
Despite Mayweather recently agreeing to wear 8-ounce gloves, as McGregor preferred, the Nevada State Athletic Commission won’t allow it.
Mayweather posted the following on his official Facebook account.
“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. 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.”
Conor responded in an instagram post which he captioned,
“Pick whatever size gloves you want as well little man. I fight with 4oz. I don’t give a fuck about the size of the glove. I am coming sprinting at you with bricks. Know that. Brittle hands.”
However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission won’t allow this change to take place, even though both fighters agreed upon it. Bob Bennett, the executive director of the NSCA, says the proposed change goes against their rules.
“These regulations are in place for the health and safety of the athletes, which is of the utmost importance to the commission,” Bennett told ESPN. “Our regulations already outline the appropriate glove size according to contracted weight of a fight.”
According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, the NSAC regulations states that junior middleweight boxers must wear 10-ounce gloves.