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Confusion as to whether Mayweather's confirmation he'd be wearing Grant gloves at the lower limit was apparent as the former pound for pound king made the announcement public. Mayweather said on Tuesday that he is willing to wear 8-ounce gloves, which McGregor has said he would prefer.
The pair, who will meet at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, are boxing over 12 rounds at 154lbs.
"Don't believe what you hear in the media". "If you want 4 ounce gloves, let's put 4 ounce gloves on". Don't believe what you hear on blog sites, ' he wrote on his Instagram account. If it's not coming directly from me, then it's not true.
The more cynical view-which I'm very much here for-is that McGregor has zero experience in a boxing sparring session, so he doesn't really know where to draw the line when it comes to backing off the guy he's working with. Apparently, McGregor actually held his own, and the two fighters got quite heated. "Let's give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see", Mayweather stated.
However, smaller gloves can be used if both fighters sign off on that stipulation.
However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission rules state that in a bout contested higher than 147lbs, the boxers must wear 10oz gloves. UFC President Dana White had previously stated that the weight of the gloves was one of the sticking points in making a deal.
Having come out of retirement to put his body through the turmoil of training camp one last time, Mayweather is expected to make another astonishing purse for his efforts.
McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and Mayweather (49-0 boxing) face off on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a pay-per-view event expected to be the most lucrative prize fight of all time.