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8oz gloves and officials confirmed for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor showdown

18 August 2017, 12:47 | Nina Perez

Bomber told Sky Sports he would fight the Manchester UFC star should the opportunity arise

Bomber told Sky Sports he would fight the Manchester UFC star should the opportunity arise

In a recent interview with ESPN, McGregor predicted he would knock out Mayweather in just two rounds. if they fought in 8-ounce gloves.

McGregor manoeuvred his way into such a lucrative fight partly through his clever use of social media, but after insisting he found the videos "light-hearted", he became defensive and revealed how those doubting him have spurred him on.

"Even though we are making this one fight exception, until our study is complete - it appears that the Chairman and the Commissioners are not going to approve anymore fights above 147lbs with eight ounce gloves until we complete the study".

"This is a bout that has already been set at a specified weight class", the physician chairperson Raymond Monsell wrote in a letter released on Tuesday. Both fighters have little experience fighting with 10 ounce gloves as Mayweather fought most of his bouts under the 147 pound classification and McGregor using four ounce gloves in the octagon in his MMA career.

McGregor said the viral clips did not capture his attention on the level of certain predictions and analysis that's been harshly slanted against him.

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Skip Avansino, a member of the commission, said the rule for 10 ounce gloves went into effect in 2006 on a recommendation by an independent advisory committee not based on scientific evidence.

Known for his devastating striking and highlight-reel knockouts, McGregor is also quick and irrational on his feet, but few would back him to beat one of the most complete boxers of all time.

"I'm very happy with how (the commission) handled it", McGregor said. "Look at what I fight with (normally)".

McGregor, who is the naturally bigger fighter than Mayweather, believes this will give him a massive advantage over the undefeated 40-year-old boxer.

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