The Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed a one-off rule change to allow the men to wear eight-ounce gloves, rather than the standard ten-ounce, for fights at 154lb, despite opposition from medical experts in the ARP (Association of Ringside Physicians).
"The fact I can't follow through [as I can] in MMA and pound the head into the canvas and there's a ten-count in boxing, maybe I'll give him second round". 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. But by in large, Floyd has always used eight ounce gloves and he hasn't really knocked anybody out in more than ten years - except Ricky Hatton.
They are also immensely skilled elite athletes who will surely put on an intriguing contest when 26 August rolls around; however, with no world title on the line, Mayweather Jr on the decline and McGregor undertaking his maiden foray into the sport, it's not the fight that should be getting all of the limelight.
The undefeated champion is -500 favourite with USA sportsbooks and available at around the 2-9 mark in the United Kingdom at Unibet and Bet365, while most bookmakers are predicting that the fight will finish between the ninth and twelfth round.
A almost seven-figure bet on Floyd Mayweather in his upcoming boxing match with MMA's Conor McGregor is presumed to be the largest to date on the fight. "But eight-ounce gloves, he will be done in two". "I look forward to coming back and continuing where I left off".
"Fighting is a complex game".
McGregor's future beyond his boxing debut has been queried by MMA fans who fear he may not be motivated to return to UFC after earning a reported $100m in facing Mayweather.
The fight did go on as scheduled and was not only successful in numbers but it was one of the best fights in UFC history. "I'm told that Conor could be using possibly Grant or Everlast but I do not know for sure yet".
Exactly one year ago today, August 17, 2016, all hell breaks loose at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor said in a new interview that he still considers himself both the UFC lightweight and featherweight champion.