NSAC to hear requests from Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor to fight in 8-ounce gloves

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission will at least entertain the possibility of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor wearing lighter boxing gloves in their highly anticipated fight later this month in Las Vegas.

NSAC executive director Bob Bennett confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday that both fighters have submitted official requests to wear 8-ounce gloves for their junior middleweight fight on Aug. 26 inside T-Mobile Arena.

NSAC director halts Floyd’s 8-ounce gloves talk

Nevada State Athletic Commission director Bob Bennett told ESPN that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are contracted to wear 10-ounce gloves in their Aug. 26 fight, putting an end to Mayweather’s suggestion that they wear 8-ounce gloves.

Per Nevada regulations, any fight contested above the weight of 147 pounds must utilize 10-ounce gloves. The contracted weight for the Mayweather, McGregor bout is 154 pounds.

Despite the rule, Bennett said nothing prevents the two camps from submitting requests to wear the smaller gloves. The fighters will have a chance to argue in favor of the 8-ounce gloves before the

Article source: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/20298719/nsac-hear-requests-floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-fight-8-ounce-gloves

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