Floyd Mayweather Wants Smaller Gloves to Increase Odds of KO’ing Conor McGregor
Many questioned why Floyd Mayweather had his business partner, Leonard Ellerbe, petition the Nevada State Athletic Commission for smaller gloves for his boxing superfight with UFC champion Conor McGregor.
It’s simple, said Ellerbe, smaller gloves increase the likelihood of someone getting knocked out.
Although that is true, it’s also a fact that might backfire when the commission decides whether or not to approve 8-ounce gloves for the Mayweather vs. McGregor bout.
The NSAC’s own rules state that their 154-pound bout requires 10-ounce gloves.