Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor might get their wishes.
Recently Mayweather posted on Instagram that he is willing to fight McGregor with smaller 8 ounce gloves. McGregor immediately accepted since smaller gloves would benefit him more. The original agreement states that both fighters will wear 10 ounce gloves but the Nevada State Athletic Commission will now vote on the matter.
Nevada State regulations say that any fight beyond the 147 pound limit must utilize 10 ounce gloves. The bout between Mayweather and McGregor is happening at 154 pounds.
Commission’s Executive Director Bob Bennett explained to ESPN.com what will happen during the process.
“Both camps have submitted a waiver by the date we requested, which was today,” Bennett told in an exclusive interview with ESPN.com.
Both teams will have to state their case for why they want to fight with the smaller gloves. Should the commission approve this, then they will vote on the matter.
“The commission will hear both camps’ reasoning as to why it should deviate from its regulations during a scheduled meeting on Aug. 16. Our chairman Anthony Marnell will then lead a conversation with the other commission members and they will vote on it that day,” commented Bennett.
In theory, there is a chance that the commission will vote for the 8 ounce gloves. But should they vote according to the regulations, the vote won’t go through and the fight will happen with 10 ounce gloves. On August 16th, we will find out.