News | Aug 16 2017

Smaller gloves approved for Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor tread yet more new ground
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IN an unprecedented move, the Nevada State Athletic Commission have dismissed their own rules and will allow Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to fight each other in eight ounce gloves.

Their rules officially state that boxing bouts fought at 154lbs – the weight at which Mayweather and McGregor will meet in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – must be undertaken with 10oz gloves, for health and safety reasons.

However, at a meeting earlier today, where the officials for the bout were also selected, the NSAC declared that in a ‘one off’ move, Mayweather-McGregor will take place with smaller gloves.