The fight of the century is less than a month away and Floyd Mayweather must be feeling pretty confident.
The Irish UFC superstar – a man more at home in a pair of MMA gloves – will be wanting to get as little glove between his fist and Floyd’s face as possible on August 26.
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Thanks to Mayweather, his dream has now become a reality.
Mayweather posted a pretty clear message to Instagram, captioned:
McGregor, let’s fight in 8 oz gloves. Don’t believe what you hear in the media. Don’t believe what you hear on blog sites. If it’s not coming directly from me, then it’s not true.
I’m telling McGregor ‘let’s fight in 8 oz gloves’. McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses.
I’ll be wearing 8oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I’m willing to accommodate.
Let’s give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see.
Don't believe what you hear in the media. Don't believe what you hear on blog sites. If it's not coming directly from me, then it's not true. I'm telling McGregor, "Let's fight in 8 oz gloves". McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I'll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I'm willing to accommodate. Let's give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see. @grantworldwide @mayweatherpromotions
Mayweather is normally found in the ring sporting heavier mitts, weighing in at 10oz, so this move marks a sizeable change for the American boxing superstar.
UFC gloves, on the other hand, range from 4oz to 6oz – and McGregor has requested in the past that they change the weight of the gloves for their cross-code match-up.
It seems Conor got his way, but after the bitter rivalry between the athletes, it’s more of a back-handed gesture:
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This is some real fighting talk from Money.
Let’s just see what happens in the ring when all the social media show-boating is said and done.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.