Unanimously voted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to grant the request for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to fight with 8-ounce gloves to be used on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena.
A break from the deep-rooted rule that requires 10-ounce gloves to be used for fights in the weight class of 154 – as a prior exception. The Commissioners agreed to it.
In NSAC’s momentarily rules stipulate eight-ounce gloves are supposed to be used for fights in the weight-class of 147 pounds. But commissioners agreed the uncommon situations of the boxing match made it possible to have its prior exception, which the Association of Ringside Physicians strongly warned against in a letter submitted previously before the meeting.
To meet the safety concerns, three specifications were also added to the approval: The 8oz gloves and their proxy must be checked and approved by NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell and executive director Bob Bennett; the gloves must be submitted to the NSAC after the fight, and be studied by NSAC.
“The Money Fight” will arrive on Aug. 26. The NSAC regulates the pay-per-view event.
Conor McGregor was expressing his pleasure with all the decisions today made by the NSAC, from assignments of the referee to the judges.
He said in a statement on his website, “I am very pleased with the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s handling of my next match today.” The fair game remained all the way through. Referee – Hall of Famer Robert Byrd. Judges – Burt Clements. Dave Moretti and Guido Cavalleri. 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 commission’s ruling on this. Ten days until fight time.”
Marnell said, “We always pride ourselves on stopping the fight one punch too soon, rather than one punch too late.”
The representative for Mayweather and McGregor assert before the ruling that there’s no health and safety were covered from the fighters. They have agreed to wear American-style gloves that distribute the gloves’ padding to the fist rather than the one made in Mexico, said Hunter Campbell.