12th December 11:52 AM
Mayweather wants lighter gloves for his 'pound-for-pound' against McGregor
By Lena Reece
Friday 11/08/2017

Floyd Mayweather has formally requested to use 8oz gloves when he fights Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on 27th of this month

The former five‑weight world champion submitted a necessary waiver to the Nevada Athletic Commission yesterday, hours before the deadline.

The Nevada Athletic Commission, which sanctioned the bout, has said it expected to receive a request from McGregor yesterday.

Nevada Athletic Commission rules state fights at 154 lbs require 10oz gloves and the matter will now be debated next Wednesday.

Lighter gloves offer less cushioning for the hands but theoretically lead to punches being more punishing.

But the undefeated fighter ‑ who will come out of retirement for the bout ‑ had not submitted a necessary waiver document at that stage. Instead, his team had asked the authorities what the process of using lighter gloves entailed.

At the time, Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett said he had never seen a move to 8oz gloves at 154lbs before.

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