Earlier, Floyd Mayweather Jr. stated that his opponent Conor McGregor can wear an 8 oz boxing gloves of his choice.
"Don't believe what you hear in the media. Don't believe what you hear on blog sites. If it's not coming directly from me, then it's not true. I'm telling McGregor, 'Let's fight in 8 oz gloves.' McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I'll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I'm willing to accommodate. Let's give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see," Mayweather stated.
But the the Nevada Athletic Commission will not break the rules for the fight.
"These regulations are in place for the health and safety of the athletes, which is of the utmost importance to the commission," Bennett told ESPN. "Our regulations already outline the appropriate glove size according to contracted weight of a fight."
Boxers above Welterweight limit use 10-ounce gloves. Mayweather and McGregor is set to fight at super welterweight/ junior Middleweight limit of 154 pounds. Mcgregor is used to fighting in 4 OZ gloves when fighting inside the octagon.
Mayweather - McGregor mega fight will take place on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.