Gloves becoming the talk in Mayweather/McGregor showdown

Gloves becoming the talk in Mayweather/McGregor showdown

On this week's edition of the "Outside the Cage" podcast, hosts Pete Hoffman and Ike Feldman talk to Showtime Boxing analyst Paulie Malignaggi about the upcoming Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather super-fight.

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McGregor and Mayweather agreed to a 154-pound bout. Watch it all go down this August 26 at the screening party at Dream Midtown.

I believe Conor McGregor when he says that he's looking to knock Floyd out in the first four rounds. "But 8-ounce gloves, he will be done in two".

Mayweather Jr and McGregor, along with their teams, are highly intelligent businessmen who know how to sell both a fight and themselves and, above all, how to make money.

Before the fight was even officially announced, Mayweather was a -2250 favorite while McGregor was at +950, CBS Sports noted.

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'The first time this thing started to get serious was (when) I was on ESPN (in January) and I threw out "Floyd I'll give you £25million". that's what started the negotiations, ' he said.

Meanwhile, McGregor said he is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his August 26 fight against the undefeated boxer, claiming that his opponent will now struggle to make it past the second round.

Mayweather has used eight-ounce gloves in all but three of his 49 career fights, but McGregor does not care. McGregor has been pushing for a smaller glove size for the fight in the promotions between the two earlier in the summer.

The fight commission will allow McGregor and #Mayweather to fight in 8-ounce gloves instead of 10. McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, wears 4-ounce gloves for MMA.

However, while the Irishman believes the fight will be over within two rounds, he stressed he was prepared to go the distance to secure what would be a very unlikely win against the five-division world champion.

Commission members - who regulate both UFC and boxing in Nevada - are charged with protecting the health and safety of fighters. I look up to him. "He's a lot younger, so youth is on his side".

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