Regardless of reports despite what might be expected via web-based networking media from Floyd Mayweather, the Nevada State Athletic Commission won't enable his demand to have the glove measure changed in his compensation per-see bout against UFC champion Conor McGregor.
Mayweather, 40, who comes back from a two-year retirement to confront McGregor on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, had initially arranged a lesser middleweight session with 10-ounce gloves, including a prohibition on Mexican-made horsehair gloves (favored by punchers).
The previous pound-for-pound ruler changed his tune, in any case, in an online networking post on Tuesday. With an end goal to pacify McGregor (21-3 in MMA) and make everything fair a bit, Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) said he was eager to approve wearing eight-ounce gloves.
"Try not to accept what you hear in the media. Try not to accept what you hear on blog destinations," Mayweather composed on Facebook. "On the off chance that it's not coming straightforwardly from me, at that point it's not valid.
"I'm telling McGregor, 'We should battle in 8 oz. gloves.' McGregor can battle in any brand he inclines toward or picks. I'll be wearing 8 oz. Concede gloves. Whatever favorable position McGregor needs to feel more great in the ring, I'm willing to suit. How about we give the boxing and MMA fans what they need to see."
However, NSCA official executive Bob Bennett said Tuesday that the commission would not curve to Mayweather's ask for, paying little respect to whether the two contenders concur, in light of the fact that it conflicts with their own particular guidelines.
"These controls are set up for the wellbeing and security of the competitors, which is absolutely critical to the commission," Bennett told ESPN. "Our directions as of now plot the fitting glove measure as per contracted weight of a battle."
McGregor, who has held UFC titles at featherweight (145 pounds) and lightweight (155), is accustomed to battling in four-ounce, fingerless gloves inside the Octagon and was compelled to twist toward pretty much every Mayweather request so as to get the battle.
Truth be told, the battle being challenged at junior middleweight was viewed as a vital move by Mayweather, a five-division champion who has crusaded generally at welterweight, considering boxers contending at 154 pounds or more should utilize 10-ounce gloves, per NSAC rules. Battles challenged in the vicinity of 135 and 147 pounds can wear eight-ounce gloves "if the two competitors consent to do as such in composing on their session understanding."
Seeing Bennett stand firm was a reviving change considering the feedback NSAC confronted for initially permitting McGregor-Mayweather for such a session, in his genius make a big appearance no less, against a standout amongst other boxers ever.