What's in a smaller glove? More hype for the fight

Conor Mc Gregor warms up in the ring as he prepares to face Floyd Mayweather
Conor Mc Gregor warms up in the ring as he prepares to face Floyd Mayweather

18 August, 2017

"First, I thought it was a prank because I thought "It can't be real" and then when it came out that it was real, I'm still in disbelief over it", Konstantin said.

And for Floyd, Floyd fought most of his career at 147lbs (welterweight) and used eight ounce gloves.

Also this week, Davies talked about McGregor's now-infamous sparring session with Malignaggi, the combatants' use of 8-ounce gloves, and what the super-fight will mean for boxing and MMA.

Both the Mayweather and McGregor camps have antagonized the NSAC on social media in an effort to sell tickets. The committee also advised the commission to conduct a study of their own to determine whether or not 10 ounce gloves were safer for the higher weight classes or not.

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Who will win: the undefeated Mayweather or the wild card McGregor? "It seemed nearly capricious to change from 10 ounces, which is the prescribed weight of gloves for that weight class".

According to White, the estimate for total pay-per-view buys is around 4.9 million, which is 300,000 more buys than for the record-setting fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015. McGregor has been known for knocking out opponents in light gloves in the UFC. "I do not see him absorbing the blows in the first few rounds, but we are ready for absolutely every scenario". McGregor was a +500 underdog when the fight was announced on July 14. Only this time, instead of bigging up McGregor's abilities, he was talking shit about the fighter and his team.

McGregor said Mayweather would get his "respect" if he followed through on comments made on a United States talk show this week in which he said the pair could rematch under MMA rules. He stopped Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win the UFC featherweight championship at UFC 194, and he needed less than two rounds to beat Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight championship 11 months later. He's won by knockout in six of his last eight fights, and none of those bouts have made it to the third round.

Boxer Bomber - who succeeded in setting up a fight with British MMA pioneer Michael Bisping on the back of the billion-dollar August 26 show - backs the Money Man.

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