For McGregor-Mayweather, important decisions on gloves and officials to come at next NSAC meeting

Next week’s meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission is shaping up to be a very important one for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. That’s because there’s much that’s still to be decided about how their boxing match will proceed, and with the commission’s final meeting of the month set for 10 days prior to the bout – on Aug. 16 – some potentially divisive calls await.

Among the decisions yet to be made is what sort of gloves the fighters will wear.

Mayweather took to social media recently to request eight-ounce gloves for the bout, as opposed to the 10-ounce gloves that the Nevada commission typically mandates for any bout heavier than 147 pounds. His reasoning was simple, Mayweather (via Instagram):

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

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