Additonally, it was announced that Robert Byrd will ref the fight with Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Guido Cavalleri as judges. But Mayweather has worn eight-ounce gloves most of his career, and McGregor has worn four-ounce gloves in his UFC fights.
“I don’t think he wants to lose 90 per cent of his money, or even more”.
“That’s it in a nutshell, you’ve got pros and cons on both sides”, he said.
“I used to have a 90 percent knockout ratio”. “I do not see him absorbing the blows in the first few rounds, but we are ready for absolutely every scenario. [The change] benefits both of us in certain ways”.
While the odds remain heavily stacked in Mayweather’s favour, bookmakers are hedging their bets since the announcement and have reduced McGregor’s odds of knocking down the American from 7/2, prior to the glove ruling, to a more conservative 11/4.
The camps for both fighters have expressed no concern that the lighter glove weight would pose a safety concern for the bout.
“They gave us options”, he said.
“I’m ready to go to war for the full 12 rounds and I’m ready to put him away in the first 10 seconds, so that’s where my head is at”.
UFC president Dana White spoke on a conference call with the media Wednesday about the fight. I am excited for the contest. But eight-ounce gloves, he will be done in two. Conor hits like a truck.
Kimmel then went on to try and get some advice on prop bets for the fight, asking Floyd if he believed he would knock out McGregor, which he refused to answer.
They’re smaller gloves than Mayweather would normally use, but still much heavier than the ones McGregor uses in the UFC.
“All these rules, all these restrictions, it doesn’t faze me, it amuses me”.
Mayweather and McGregor had publicly sparred over the size on the gloves in the media.
McGregor is the top pay-per-view draw in UFC while Mayweather had been the money spinner in some of boxing’s biggest bouts, including match ups with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and USA star Oscar De La Hoya.