The Association of Ringside Physicians supports 10-ounce gloves than 8 ounces for Mayweather and McGregor’s safety.
The ARP asked the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to deny the glove change after Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor decided to do the fight with an 8-ounce glove rather than the standard 10 ounces in their fight this August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
The NSAC has to vote for the size reduction of the glove to be used for the fighters. However, the ARP urged the NSAC not to vote for the official release that in favored the 8-ounce gloves.
Jesse Holland of MMAmania.com said that “The Association of Ringside Physicians understands that the deliberation has altered the current regulations, and that permit the use of 8oz Gloves in the imminent boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. This is a bout that has already been placed in a specific weight class. Unless there is a scientific evidence to support the view that such change can/might improve the safety of this match. We would strongly caution against allowing current regulation to be over-ruled. To do so would also set a percent for future bouts.”
According to Holland, Mayweather suggested the 8-ounce gloves instead of the 10-ounce regular size on his Instagram page.
Mayweather posted that he’ll be wearing the 8oz.Grant Gloves. McGregor can fight any brand that he likes or prefers. I’m willing to accommodate whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable.
29-year-old McGregor, agreed a minute later, tell Floyd, to pick size he wants. He said, “I fight with 4oz. I don’t give a (expletive) about the size of the glove. I am coming sprinting at you with bricks. Know that. Brittle hands.”
He also said that he will not care about fighting with lighter gloves because he is used to in UFC with 4oz gloves. “If we’re wearing eight-ounce gloves. I’m struggling to see how he lasts the two rounds, and that’s the God’s honest truth.”
In an interview Mayweather to the Boxing Scene that McGregor was complaining about the gloves size, he said to McGregor, “So I said, ‘Listen, let do eight. I want you to feel that you have an advantage.”