Conor McGregor and Coach React to Boxing Floyd Mayweather in 8oz Gloves

August 16, 2017 11:57 am by Justin Golightly
Conor McGregor

The mission has been accomplished. Floyd Mayweather played the system to get the gloves changed to a smaller size to push the betting lines, since he’s betting on himself. Conor McGregor gets the 8oz gloves to push the lore of his mystical and mutant power. All parties are happy, even McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh. In a statement released to The Mac Life, McGregor celebrates the change as his coach takes to Twitter with an excellent GIF choice.

“I am very pleased with the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s handling of my next bout today. Fair play was kept all the way through. Referee – Hall of famer Robert Byrd. Judges – Burt Clements. Dave Morreti and Guido Cavalerri. 8oz gloves approved, with pre and post fight analysis of the gloves on the night. This was handled very well and very fairly by the NSAC. I am very pleased and respect the commissions ruling on this. Ten days until fight time.” – Conor McGregor via The Mac Life.

Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather

Keep in mind, just a few days ago McGregor gave his take on what happens to Floyd Mayweather if the gloves got shrunk down to 8oz. According to him, the undefeated champ doesn’t make it to the third round. Probably something about a pea-head clanging off the canvas as well. Experts on both sides seem split on if the difference of 2oz even makes a difference or not, but in 10 days we’ll have our answers.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/16/2017.

 


About BJPENN.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.