There is now a possibility that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor may get their wish at fighting each other using lighter gloves after all.
After weeks of deliberation, it appears that the commission that approved the August 26 mega fight is at least considering the request from both parties to fight using 8-ounce gloves.
First reported by BoxingScene.com, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be holding a vote at their next committee meeting on August 16 to decide whether or not the two fighters will be allowed to fight using 8-ounce gloves. NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told ESPN the commission will hear from both camps in an effort to convince the commission from making an exception of an ironclad rule.
"Both camps have submitted a waiver by the date we requested, which was today," Bennett told ESPN. "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."
Under the commission rules, boxers fighting at more than 147 pounds are required to fight using 10-ounce gloves. Mayweather did say a few weeks back that he would be allowing McGregor to wear 8-ounce gloves in an Instagram post before Bennett shut down Mayweather's claims.
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