Floyd Mayweather Agrees To 8-Ounce Gloves In His Upcoming Fight With Conor McGregor

With just weeks before their big bout, today we get some more news coming from Floyd Mayweather. Today the word comes down that Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight in 8-ounce gloves for his upcoming bout against Conor McGregor. The two recently came to an agreement regarding glove weight, while Floyd took to Facebook to speak about it.

The boxer stated: “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.” Dana White has previously stated that glove weight was one of the contributing factors in reaching a deal on the fight, though it seems they have come to an agreement. The fight is coming on August 26th, stay tuned for much more coming soon. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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