Mayweather and McGregor Get Approval for Rule Change in Megafight

Posted August 18, 2017

The anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor is set for August 26.

"We've seen a shift in the fitness industry, in that the average consumer is seeking access to the same training that elite athletes have available to them; and more studios and gyms are now dedicated to a specific discipline", said James Williams, CEO of Mayweather Boxing & Fitness. But by in large, Floyd has always used eight ounce gloves and he hasn't really knocked anybody out in more than ten years - except Ricky Hatton.

Skip Avansino, a member of the commission, said the rule for 10 ounce gloves went into effect in 2006 on a recommendation by an independent advisory committee not based on scientific evidence.

"The fact I can't follow through [as I can] in MMA and pound the head into the canvas and there's a ten-count in boxing, maybe I'll give him second round".

Conor McGregor, pictured during a media workout at the UFC Performance Institute on August 11, 2017 in Las Vegas, had predicted that he'll knock out Floyd Mayweather within two rounds. The committee also advised the commission to conduct a study of their own to determine whether or not 10 ounce gloves were safer for the higher weight classes or not.

What previous fights has he taken charge of?

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Williams said it was likely both cases before the High Court, Canavan's and Joyce's, would not be settled for months, possibly not until December.

"In the same way that I revolutionized the sport of boxing, I'm going to disrupt the fitness industry", he added.

"Even though we are making this one fight exception, until our study is complete - it appears that the Chairman and the Commissioners are not going to approve anymore fights above 147lbs with eight ounce gloves until we complete the study".

"Everyone knows, I am the multiple world champion". The 8-ounce gloves certainly help because it is less padding that in turn makes punches more effective.

On the other hand, McGregor sports a record of zero fights, zero wins and zero knockouts in the boxing ring.

"I think Mayweather will win", Till said. If the fight were to take place under MMA rules, McGregor would surely dominate, but it's Queensberry rules.

Clements has judged four previous Mayweather fights, with Italy's Cavalleri judging just one - the Maidana rematch.