McGregor and Mayweather to fight in 8-ounce gloves

Aisling Daly reveals Mc Gregor showed videos of Mayweather at Dublin's Straight Blast Gym

Aisling Daly reveals Mc Gregor showed videos of Mayweather at Dublin's Straight Blast Gym

The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is set to break revenue and broadcasting records, according to Dana White, the president of the UFC, and the co-president of the company organising the fight promotion.

The August 26 fight is looked at controversially in the boxing world, with a number of fighters feeling like they should've had a shot at Mayweather rather than a man who's never boxed professionally.

Although Mayweather has been used to generating hundreds of millions of dollars from a single fight, this is new territory for White and McGregor - the previous pay-per-view sales record was 1.65m for the Irishman's rematch with Nate Diaz past year.

Some local bars and restaurants in San Angelo will undoubtedly show the fight and there's a question as to whether the move to eight ounce gloves will draw a bigger crowd or not. "If we are in 8-ounce gloves, he will be floored multiple times in the first round", he said.

McGregor's contract with the UFC was seen as one of the stumbling blocks that could prevent the historic cross-over fight from being made.

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McGregor's latest comments came with the ruling by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to allow the fighters to use eight-ounce gloves instead of 10-ounce gloves. The committee also advised the commission to conduct a study of their own to determine whether or not 10 ounce gloves were safer for the higher weight classes or not. He has fought all the world champions and beaten them all.

'Then Conor told me he wanted to fight him and I was like "what? why? what's the point in even talking about this?"

"Right now I believe that Floyd is going to be using Grant gloves". I know there's talk of an interim belt.

Finally, McGregor feels boxing experts have been very dismissive of his chances in the ring and he fully intends to open their eyes. Mayweather closed as a minus-200 favorite in that one.

"I've said it before, I don't think boxing is the style of fighting that can beat Floyd but saying that there are many, many forms of fighting that can beat him".

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