Nevada Athletic Commission Approves Use of 8 Ounce Gloves

The organ also has granted boxing license for McGregor and gave the green light for the request of the UFC, which aims to be the co-developer event, scheduled for Aug, 26.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NAC) authorized, on Wednesday, that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor using eight-ounce gloves in the boxing match scheduled for August 26 day in Las Vegas. However, there are caveats: the gloves may not be Mexican manufacturing, nor be horsehair-filling the pairs must be similar and comparable. The authorization was made under the exception, since the current rules ask that any duel above 69, 8 kg is disputed, with 10 oz gloves. Mayweather and McGregor will fight in the weight-super-welterweight (69, 8 kg).
According to, the Director-General of the Commission, Anthony Marnell, asked that all gloves approved for use in the clash are submitted after the NAC, which will develop a study to discuss the need to revise the current rule. It was also stipulated that the fighters should inspect the gloves of the opponent before the event. Marnell took a “poke” us athletes, claiming that, next time, hopes that the Commission will not be used as a stage for that kind of discussion, since Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor closed their million-dollar contracts with the terms, and then went back “through the networks “social.
They decided it would be an exception to the rule based on the guarantee that we will develop scientific studies to better understand if the difference in weight of gloves makes a difference, and also because it is unheard of that fight between two great warriors, who had a good arguments about the reasons to fight with 8 oz gloves. Floyd fought eight ounce gloves during most of your career, only used 10 ounce gloves against Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Oscar de la Hoya. Already Conor, is used to fight with gloves of four ounces, and asked for the eight-ounce gloves. I think that the Commission has had an exceptional judgment in this case to grant this exception-declared Bob Bennett, Executive Director of the NAC at the end of the meeting.
Arbitration and Conor license
The Nevada State Athletic Commission also approved on Wednesday the veteran referee Robert Byrd to act in the fight between Mayweather and McGregor. The judges of the fight will be Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Guido Cavalleri.
The organ still granted boxing licenses to Floyd and McGregor, without discussing details. Bennet, however, explained to that Conor was guaranteed based on performance on wrestler videos uploaded by your camp to the Commission.
I watched three videos by Conor boxing and saw your performance improvement and consistency. If it was good? In truth we will see how good he is-finished.
The Combat will broadcast live and exclusively the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Brazil. The Play Fighting also broadcasts live, simultaneously, and the public will be able to sign for a la carte system or buy loose to watch event only the main fight.