LAS VEGAS, NV- On August 26, Floyd Mayweather (49-0 boxing) and Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA) will fight in arguably one of the biggest bouts in combat sports history-with eight ounce gloves. The fact I can't follow through in MMA and pound the head into the canvas and there's a 10-count in boxing, maybe I'll give him second round.
The lighter gloves have less padding over the knuckles and are generally thought to favour the heavier puncher. Surely they would never fight in a boxing match - yet here we are.
Mayweather Jr and McGregor, along with their teams, are highly intelligent businessmen who know how to sell both a fight and themselves and, above all, how to make money. Its promoters will have five days after Sunday's total eclipse of the sun to turn attention back to their August 26 boxing match between unbeaten boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and pro cage fighter Conor McGregor.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed a one-off rule change to allow the men to wear eight-ounce gloves, rather than the standard ten-ounce, for fights at 154lb, despite opposition from medical experts in the ARP (Association of Ringside Physicians).
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The fight is expected to net McGregor a payday unheard of in mixed martial arts but Till believes McGregor's fellow UFC fighters also stand to benefit.
McGregor's contract with the UFC was seen as one of the stumbling blocks that could prevent the historic cross-over fight from being made.
Paulie Malignaggi - who quit as McGregor's sparring partner after reacting angrily to images appearing to show him knocked down in a session - has also raised the prospect of coming out of retirement to box the Irishman.
"For me, it's athlete versus athlete", McGregor said.
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