Today, the Nevada State Athletic Commission today voted unanimously to grant a request from Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s camps to allow eight-ounce gloves to be used for the August 26th superfight between the two.
The ruling is fairly shocking considering Nevada rules state that fighters above 147 lb must wear 10 oz. gloves.
The request came from Mayweather after McGregor openly challenged the boxer to fight wearing the lighter gloves.
During last week’s media workouts, McGregor’s longtime coach John Kavanagh seemed thrilled with the idea of Conor using 8oz gloves and believes the Irishman will be able to KO Mayweather wearing the smaller gloves.
“The lighter the glove the better for us. We’re used to 4 oz. It’s terrifying to think what he would be like with 8oz gloves.
Floyd is incredible accomplished boxer and fantastic defensive boxer. No matter how well things go for him it will take him a few rounds to figure things out. It doesn’t take Conor (much), he lands and people fall. I think I could be a round 1 fight with 8oz gloves.
While this latest development is interesting to say the least, Mayweather will still probably win this fight handily.