A medical letter dated August 15th has emerged advising the NSAC against Mayweather and McGregor using 8 ounce gloves despite them now allowing it.
The NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) is the topic of some hot debate online today after it was revealed that they will make a special exception and break their own rules one time only to allow the 155lbs boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to use 8 ounce gloves.
Usually the larger, more padded 10 ounce gloves are required for a professional boxing match at this weight category – but the NSAC after a meeting this morning decided by unanimous vote that the fighters could use the smaller gloves that they both requested.
Now it has emerged that a letter only dated yesterday was issued to the NSAC warning them about the use of such weighted gloves unless there was scientific evidence to support their request:
The fact that this was ignored is quite startling.
But as writer Tom Craze (hat tip) pointed out on Twitter, money talks.
That’s what it wreaks of anyway.
There’s too much money involved here to annoy either Mayweather or McGregor who both wanted to use 8 ounce gloves, one suspects.
A knockout or stoppage inside the twelve rounds is now surely on the cards one would have thought.