This literally just broke. Nevada is going to allow Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to use eight ounce gloves. This is a one time thing. They're saying it's unheard of that they're letting this happen. But at the same time, it's also unheard of that they're letting a guy with a perfect record fight a guy who's literally never boxed professionally.
So maybe that's why they're making the exception. But typically, 140-- Actually, not typically. Always. If you're 147 pounds or less, you have to use eight ounce gloves. If you're 154 and up, you use 10 ounce gloves.
COLIN COWHERD: So both fighters have agreed to this.
- Yeah. They both agreed to it. You would think that it benefits Connor, because he's used to using smaller gloves.
- I think that is the perception. You are right. But I still say this. Floyd's going to land for more punches than Conor. Conor's just going to bleed faster. Isn't Floyd going to land five to one punches? Because he's much faster, and he's--
- I know everybody's thinking Conor now will get the big knockout. I don't think Conor's going to land a lot of punches.
- Well, the weirdest thing, too, is, so they're fighting at 154. But Connor is probably going to weigh 170 pounds once they actually go into the ring. So it really is a disadvantage in that way to Floyd. But I remember when Conor said, it was at one of the press conferences, "Well, why don't we fight with smaller gloves?" And Floyd said, "All right. Let's do it." and Connor called him out, like, "You know we can't do that because that's not allowed."
And now they are letting it happen, so both of them agreed to it. It makes me wonder what kind of precedent this sets for boxing moving forward, and now they'll have to look at every guy who asks if they can use different size gloves than what the laws usually allow.
- This feels feels like an exception fight.
- It is an exception, but also, it's a precedent. So what happens next? Especially if Conor fights again. If he's still a boxer, do all the rules change?