During a sitdown with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Mayweather said things would be different for his bout against McGregor. The NSAC is also on board as they are set to vote on the fighters being able to wear eight-ounce gloves for their fight, according to Boxing Scene (and confirmed by MMA Fighting).
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will at least entertain the possibility of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor wearing lighter boxing gloves in their highly anticipated fight later this month in Las Vegas.
Mayweather has to get back in the ring at one point or another before the fight with McGregor, and with just over two weeks to go before the fight, it seems that this is the right time for him to start working to get in decent shape.
A 12-time world champion in five weight classes, the 40-year-old Mayweather retired undefeated in September 2015 as one of the greatest to ever set foot in the ring, buoyed by the box-office success that saw him shatter almost all of the revenue records in the sport's history.
Mayweather is coming out of retirement at the age of 40 to fight mixed martial arts star McGregor on August 26. The fight is probably going to be the most profitable of all time, likely to surpass the record of 4.6 million buys that Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated on May 2, 2015.
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Despite all the praise he heaped on McGregor this week, Mayweather promises he's still got some fight left in him.
'You don't quite know what we're going to get from Mayweather. the fact that he's coming from two years out nearly makes this competitive from the point of view where Mayweather is not going to be the Mayweather we're used to'. He even went so far to say that McGregor staged a video of himself looking slow while training for the fight, trying to lure Mayweather into a false sense of security.
'He's a lot younger, so youth is on his side.
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While the series is about access to the two fighters, McGregor cut it off at the most interesting moment. But following a social media message from Floyd Mayweather requesting 8 oz. gloves instead, the two are taking their request to a commission. "They're gonna be pleased with this fight here".