NSAC considering requests from Mayweather, McGregor to wear 8-ounce gloves

Both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have made it clear that they have no problem with wearing 8-ounce gloves for their Aug. 26 fight, and it appears the Nevada State Athletic Commission is willing to listen.

NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told Brett Okamoto of ESPN that both fighters have submitted official requests for permission to don 8-ounce gloves, and that the commission is willing to consider the fighters' arguments.

"Both camps have submitted a waiver by the date we requested, which was today," Bennett said. "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."

Current NSAC regulations state that any fight with a weight of 147 pounds or greater requires fighters to wear 10-ounce gloves. Mayweather and McGregor are set to battle at 154 pounds.


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