Floyd Mayweather revealed that he didn't engage in any sparring in the month leading up to his megafight against Conor McGregor.
Mayweather spoke on the post-Mayweather vs. McGregor press conference and revealed the lack of sparring was due to Mayweather hoping to let his hands heal and be rested for the fight.
"We had a cool training camp, but I didn't box for the last month. I didn't do sparring, but there are no excuses. [McGregor] came out here and had a hell of a fight... [I didn't spar] because of an injury. I wanted my hands to be 100 percent. My hands are real brittle. Everyone knows that. I wanted my hands to be solid, so when I'm shooting hard shots, I'm able to break the guy down." Mayweather said.
Compounding the issue was the fact that the glove size for the bout was switched from the standard 10 ounce to 8 ounce a couple of weeks before the fight.
The former boxing world champion's history with brittle hands has been well-documented, which has been the reason Mayweather has extra padding on his gloves to prevent his hands from breaking. The tactic was a success as Mayweather defeated McGregor via TKO in the 10th round in the historic fight. That was Mayweather's first stoppage win since knocking out Victor Ortiz all the way back in 2011.