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Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

8-Ounce Gloves Approved For Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor

McGregor and Mayweather (right) (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will wear 8-ounce gloves, instead of 10-ounce, when they box on August 26th.

Both fighters recently submitted a request to wear the lighter gloves for their bout, and on Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved their request. The approval was reportedly called a “one-time” decision.

Typically 8-ounce gloves are only sanctioned for contests at 147 pounds. McGregor and Mayweather will compete at 154. The Association of Ringside Physicians recently released a statement, which cautioned against the fighters wearing 8 ounce gloves.

posted by FCF Staff @ 2:33 pm
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